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Aviation & Aerospace

Soar to New Heights

Aerospace and aviation companies like Collins Aerospace Interiors, North State Aviation, and Piedmont Propulsions have set down roots in Winston-Salem, growing both their manufacturing and corporate operations. The workforce in this sector is diverse, ranging from aircraft designers and engineers to technical manufacturers. As the aerospace and aviation industry continues to grow, so do the region’s training programs and educational offerings. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Career and Technical Education pathways offer aviation and drone coursework to help students get started in the field. Meanwhile, Forsyth Technical Community College’s aviation center at Smith Reynolds Airport offers two programs of study for associate degrees. The 53,000-square-foot lab can house up to eight aircraft and includes classrooms and components labs.

Across the region and state, aviation and aerospace operations are in good company in a strong industry sector. North Carolina’s State of Aviation report for 2023 finds the aviation sector generates $72 billion in economic impact.

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Is Aviation & Aerospace the Right Industry for You?

You may be interested in the aviation field if you like hands on work in a dynamic environment. Skills needed to thrive in the aviation industry include attention to detail, teamwork, math and reading proficiency, and a mechanical aptitude. This industry requires a combination of training and education to not only gain knowledge and skills, but practical experience.

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Below are some of the most in-demand Aviation & Aerospace jobs in Forsyth County