Nixon today announced that five St. Louis area community colleges have agreed to train workers for manufacturing jobs with Boeing and other aerospace companies.
According to the Governor, the consortium could give the state another advantage in winning the production of the Boeing 777X.
The Missouri Aerospace Training Consortium will include East Central College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College, St. Charles College and St. Louis Community College.
The colleges currently offer programs that are related to aerospace manufacturing. Member institutions have also agreed to ensure at least 10 percent of participants are minorities.
Nixon called a special session to pass legislation that would provide up to $150 million a year for large-scale aerospace projects.
An announcement of where Boeing will move the 777X's production is expected by mid-January.