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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 5:49 pm | Updated: 10:41 pm, Fri Apr 5, 2013.

The coming of Commercial Jet Inc. to Dothan will provide students at Enterprise State Community College’s aviation campus in Ozark a place to work after they graduate, and the company and college will likely find ways to partner in the future.

Matthew Hughes, dean of instruction, said the addition of the company to the local economy could cause an enrollment increase of up to 25 percent at the college.

“Enrollment depends on the economy, and any time there are employment opportunities, enrollment goes up,” he said.

The school currently has about 650 students. The aviation campus offers courses in aviation maintenance, skills Commercial Jet will need at the Dothan facility.

Hughes also said potential exists for the aviation campus to provide continuing education and skills upgrade classes to employees at the company.

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