West Virginia Department of Commerce Work Force

Recent Pages: Work Force

Work Force

workforce in the west virginia aerospace industry

Work Force

Capitalize on our large supply of specialized labor, numbering more than 10,000 strong. Positions easily filled in West Virginia include:

  • engineers
  • machine operators
  • inspectors
  • testers and graders
  • assemblers
  • machinists
  • mechanics
  • service technicians

Formal and advanced employee training

The Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center at the Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex (MAAC) meets the training needs of this growing state industry. The facility is located in the heart of West Virginia’s I-79 High Technology and Aerospace Corridor and offers associate degrees in aviation maintenance technology and bachelor’s degrees in aviation technology and aviation administration. West Virginia University offers degrees through the Ph.D. level in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Advanced employee training and production technology using precision machining equipment is available through the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Flexible Manufacturing at four statewide locations, including one at the MAAC and one at Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory at Rocket Center. Advanced training in machining, sheet metal work and machine operation is available through the higher education system as well as numerous vocational schools and technical centers.