Middletown City Council approved an emergency ordinance in late June for an agreement between the city and Cincinnati State to develop and operate the avionics technician program. The city is hoping this program develops a new workforce stream for anticipated future job development at the Middletown Regional Airport.
Avionics technicians install, repair and maintain electronic components such as navigation or communications systems found on different aircraft including helicopters, airplanes, jets and drones. They also work in the aerospace parts industry, according to Cincinnati State. Avionics technicians are listed as an in-demand career in Ohio with entry-level salary positions averaging at $43,000.. Experienced workers make an average of $85,000, according to Cincinnati State.
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