Texas State Technical College Waco, McLennan Community College and Baylor University also provide an array of relevant training programs including aerospace engineering, aircraft maintenance and management and collaborative research through the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
The Greater Waco Aerospace Alliance awards academic year scholarships to outstanding Region 12 and college students pursuing degrees in aviation/aerospace or related engineering programs from Texas State Technical College – Waco, Baylor University or McLennan Community College. To date, the Aerospace Alliance has awarded nearly $230,000 in scholarships and sponsorships to more than 100 Central Texas high school and college students.
The commercial and general aviation businesses located in the three airports generate more than 4,600 direct and indirect jobs and a combined payroll of $216 million that creates an economic impact of $689 million, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
When the off-airport aviation businesses are added, those numbers increase substantially.