Teens Being Groomed For Kentucky's Aerospace Industry03:41
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Emma Gay (left) and Anna Leya Fields are helping restore the 1950s Cessna 172 back to its former glory. (Jacob Ryan)
Emma Gay (left) and Anna Leya Fields are helping restore the 1950s Cessna 172 back to its former glory. (Jacob Ryan)
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, aircraft parts made in Kentucky factories accounted for more than $8 billion in exports for the Bluegrass State in 2015 – more than any other industry.

But for the aerospace boom to continue, it will need workers with skills in science, engineering, technology and math. As Jacob Ryan of Here & Now contributor WFPL reports, a Louisville program is taking a hands-on approach to train teenagers before they enter the workforce.

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This segment aired on March 18, 2016.

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