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Delta issues grants to train future maintenance professionals

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.

The 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, including:

  • Augusta Technical College
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • South Georgia Technical College

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:

  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
  • Aviation High School – New York
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • South Seattle College