Jeffrey Parker, a 19-year-old recent Douglass High School graduate, replaces a tool on a trim and droll machine at Spirit. He was one of about 20 high school kids working at Spirit for a summer job. Spirit sees this as an opportunity to get youth interested in pursuing aircraft production jobs after graduating from high school. Jaime Green File photo
Jeffrey Parker, a 19-year-old recent Douglass High School graduate, replaces a tool on a trim and droll machine at Spirit. He was one of about 20 high school kids working at Spirit for a summer job. Spirit sees this as an opportunity to get youth interested in pursuing aircraft production jobs after graduating from high school. Jaime Green File photo

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