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Workforce training success at Safran Aerospace Composites is witnessed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan

March 21, 2019

Safran's commitment to linking education with workforce training in New Hampshire was experienced first-hand by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) who met with four employees at the Safran Aerospace Composites facility in Rochester to learn about their education and career paths.

Workforce training success at Safran Aerospace Composites is witnessed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan
During her visit to the Safran Aerospace Composites facility in Rochester, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan heard about employees' experience in the workforce development program.

Among those outlining their experience in the workforce development program was Jim Sinclair, a bonding operator who pursued his new career through the following education pathway: Dover High School; the Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center; the Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of New Hampshire.

Joining him were Jen Godin, a bonding lead for fan blades, who transitioned her career from child care to manufacturing through an education process that began at Farmington High School and continued at the Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center.

Completing the employee contacts with Senator Hassan were Safran Aerospace Composites' Kerianne Rua, a bonding operator who built on a high school education in Massachusetts and continued at the Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology & Academic Center; and Chris Holiday, a continuous improvement engineer who began at Spaulding High School, followed by studies at the College System of New Hampshire , and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

Safran's workforce development success is recognized

Workforce training success at Safran Aerospace Composites is witnessed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan
Employees at Safran Aerospace Composites had the opportunity to meet U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan during her tour of the Rochester, New Hampshire operation.

"Safran Aerospace Composites is an innovative business that is helping to drive our economy forward and create good jobs in the Granite State, while also developing technologies that are vital to our national defense and the safety of the American people," Sen. Hassan said. "Through a workforce development program that equips students with the skills they need to compete for jobs at companies like Safran Aerospace, the company is helping to expand economic opportunity for hard-working Granite Staters."

The Senator completed her visit with a tour of the Safran Aerospace Composites facility, which produces 3D woven composite parts using RTM (resin transfer molding) technology in the manufacture of fan blades and fan cases for jet engines. These components are used in CFM International LEAP turbofan engines, which power the latest generation of single-aisle commercial jetliners. Some 340 people currently are employed by Safran at the Rochester operation.

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