Cincinnati Business Courier: GE Aerospace launches in Cincinnati

UC students continue to benefit from co-op experience at Fortune 500 company

Greater Cincinnati welcomed a longtime friend who is now sporting a new image. With much fanfare, area business leaders and officials celebrated the relaunch of Evendale-based GE Aerospace earlier this month.

GE Aerospace is the legal successor to the General Electric Company, founded in 1892, and split into three companies over the past three years. GE Vernova and GE Healthcare also continue the company’s legacy. That breakup was completed April 2 with the company’s aerospace and energy businesses trading on the New York Stock Exchanges as separate entities.

The facility in Evendale has housed GE’s aviation division since 1979.

“This is going to be a moment that, 50 years from now, we look back and say it contributed to our growth in an incredibly meaningful way,” Cincinnati Regional Chamber CEO Brendon Cull said.

The Cincinnati Business Courier covered the official announcement of GE Aerospace.

College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) graduate students pose at the Digital Futures building.

Students in the UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences benefit from co-op experiences at GE Aerospace and companies throughout the Tristate and beyond. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand.

GE Aerospace's footprint in the Tristate is enormous. It employs more than 10,500 in the Cincinnati and Dayton regions, representing the single largest concentration of GE Aerospace employees worldwide. Most are in Evendale, but hundreds more work at facilities in West Chester Township, Sharonville, Springdale, Hamilton, Dayton, Peebles and Erlanger.

Cull told the Business Courier the chamber is working with universities to create and retain talent in the region. Around a third of the company’s U.S.-based university-level new hires come from Greater Cincinnati colleges and universities. 

Many are University of Cincinnati grads who have completed a co-op or internship with the company. Co-ops are mandatory for the 7,000 students in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. GE Aerospace and its suppliers are among the program’s major partners.

UC, the birthplace of cooperative education, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being in the Top 5 and No. 1 in the Midwest for its co-op program. The program, which partners with 1,851 co-op employers nationally, has provided paid experiences to over 8,200 students who have earned over $75 million collectively each year.

Read about other co-op employers like Kinetic Vision and Honda

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Read the Cincinnati Business Courier article.

Featured image of GE turbine engine on a Boeing 787 dreamliner passenger aircraft. Credit hapabapa/iStockphoto. 

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