The Delta Air Lines Foundation is continuing to prepare and support the future of aviation professionals with grants totaling $350,000 to nine Aviation Maintenance training programs across the U.S.
TechOps employees in SEAThe grants will allow the programs to enhance their curriculum development, projects and material support, increasing students’ awareness, knowledge and skills of Avionics/Electrical and Composite Structures.
“Delta and The Delta Air Lines Foundation are committed to investing in the future of aviation professionals in the local communities where we live, work and serve,” said Tad Hutcheson, Senior Vice President of The Delta Air Lines Foundation. “Knowledge of avionics, electrical systems and composite construction is critical in the aviation industry, and this grant will help better prepare students for their future careers.”
Five colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia will receive a grant of $50,000, respectively.
The additional schools, which were chosen based on a variety of factors such as student population and promotion of diversity and inclusion, will each receive a $25,000 grant and include Aviation High School – New York.
In addition to these nine programs, Delta and The Delta Air Lines Foundation have immersive collegiate partnerships from coast-to-coast including Auburn University, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College and the University of Georgia to enhance leadership development, higher education and aviation programs and facilities to encourage innovation in the aerospace industry.