Congratulations to the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow national first place winning team from Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Georgia. The team was coached by Leah Bavirsha, Automotive Instructor at Forsyth Central in the National Competition held in Indianapolis in December.
Front Row: Coach Leah Bavirsha, Kristen Turner and Ava Wallace
Back Row: Gage Stewart, Carter Brown and AJ Cannon
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are over 441,910 transportation related careers in the state of Georgia. May 2020 OEWS State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (bls.gov). With a rapidly aging workforce there will be unlimited opportunities for employment and advancement in the field to qualified applicants.
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (2020) ranks Georgia fourth for United States for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) employment. In total, the state has more than 22,000 MRO employees split between civilian and military operations. There are over 5,000 commercial pilots, 5,000 flight attendants and 1,100 air traffic controllers based in Georgia.
There are over 330,000 registered boats in the state of Georgia. Each of these vessels will need professional maintenance by skilled mechanics and technicians. Training in marine technology is available at Lanier Technical College – Gainesville Marine Engine Technology - Lanier Technical College and it is covered by the Hope Grant.