Airbus and an array of partners have opened up a new pathway for area high school students, and others with little to no aviation experience, to find employment with the company.

Gov. Kay Ivey joined Airbus executive Daryl Taylor Tuesday morning to announce two new training programs, FlightPath9 and Fast Track.

“Making a difference can mean many things. One is creating opportunities,” said Taylor, vice president and general manager of Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile. He offered a “simple summary” of Tuesday’s news: “Limited or no aerospace experience equals no problem.”

Ivey praised Airbus for “putting students on the path to a career” and “putting Alabama on the cutting edge of the aerospace industry.”

“That’s what we’re seeing happen here today,” she said.

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