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SUSCC President Promotes Training Opportunities Internationally

Pictured above are SUSCC President Todd Shackett (third from left) and other Alabama educators on a panel at the Paris Air Show.

Southern Union State Community College President Todd Shackett joined Economic Development professionals from across Alabama at the Paris Air Show last week to advance relationships with aerospace companies that could pay off with future projects.

The capabilities of Alabama’s universities were on display on Day One of the event during a panel discussion titled “Made in Alabama: Tapping into the Aerospace Workforce Pipeline”. The moderator was Kimberly Robison, director of Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center, with panelists Chuck Karr, president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville; Todd Shackett, president of Southern Union State Community College; and Steven Taylor, senior vice president for Research and Economic Development, Auburn University. The educators outlined programs and initiatives that are preparing the students at these institutions for careers in aerospace, aviation, and other fields.

“Our delegation discussed how we support industry through our graduates, certifications/training and project resources. We emphasized the key roles we play in technical workforce development for Alabama,” said Shackett.

SUSCC offers hands-on training and certification in Aviation Technology and Mechatronics. These programs provide resources and specialized training developed collaboratively with industry partners.

For more information on SUSCC’s technical and workforce development training opportunities, contact Joffrey Moore, director of technical education, at

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