WSU Tech president takes success, concerns to U.S. Capitol

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita’s aviation success and the need for more trained aviation workers got some attention on Capitol Hill Thursday morning.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing about strengthening the aviation workforce. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas is on the committee.

In her testimony, Utash told the senators that the industry needs the government’s help. She said North America is expected to need 134,000 new technicians by 2040, but “the U.S. is ill-poised to meet that demand.”



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