State lawmakers today approved the House version of a bill sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain that provides funding for aerospace training and facilities at state community and technical colleges. The measure won broad bipartisan approval and helps secure thousands of future jobs for Washington residents.
“Washington’s aerospace industry provides the high-quality jobs we want for current and future students,” said Fain, who serves as the Senate Majority Floor Leader. “Any time the state can make a dual investment in jobs and education ensures we will have strong educational and employment opportunities.”
The measure adds funding for 1,000 additional slots in high-demand aerospace training programs at the state’s community and technical colleges. The plan also provides funding for the development and outfitting of training facilities at aerospace training centers
The Senate budget committee will hold a public hearing today on legislation sponsored by state Sen. Joe Fain that would increase aerospace-training enrollments at local community and technical colleges and assist with the development of training facilities.
The measure is a critical part of a package of bills lawmakers will consider during a special legislative session that got underway Thursday; Fain says he expects it will help meet the production demands for Boeing’s new 777X line of aircraft.
South King County residents are invited to attend an after-work open house at Sen. Joe Fain’s district office in Auburn at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
“I look forward to gathering with anyone who wishes to address the future needs of our community,” said Fain (R-Auburn), who represents Auburn, Kent and Covington in the state Senate. “I know it will be helpful for area residents to have a central meeting point to discuss issues with state government, gather helpful information and discuss solutions to the many challenges we face.”
The office is located near Auburn City Hall at 2 First Street, Suite A. The open house is an informal opportunity for the community to gather, ask questions and connect with other South King County residents.
Regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fain can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (253-929-6232).