Eaton RESA launches new aviation career introduction program to open to local high schoolers

Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-23 10:42:09-05

LANSING, Mich. — Eaton County Regional Education Services Agency has teamed up with the Capital Region International Airport along with others in their new aviation career introduction program.

The new program, called the Aviation Career Institute, gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn more about the aviation field through hands on experience taking place at the Capital Region International Airport.

Crosswinds Aviation and MSU Federal Credit Union are also partners in this program. Crosswinds Aviation will conduct the instruction of the classes and MSUFCU will be providing loans and scholarship opportunities for students to get in the air.

According to RESA's assistant superintendent for career and tech education, Vlad Lebedintsev, in the next 20 years 600,000 pilots will be needed so Eaton RESA felt this was a great opportunity for the future generation to fill that need.

The program is set to begin in the fall of 2023 and is open to students in Eaton, Clinton and Ingham counties. For more information about the program and how to enroll, you can visit the Eaton County RESA website

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