ATLANTA, Ga. -- Delta Air Lines is helping to educate the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals through grants totaling more than $350,000 to nine training programs across the United States.
The funding is earmarked specifically for raising student awareness, enhancing curriculums, and providing projects and material support for courses related to avionics, electronic systems and composite structures.
Receiving grants of $50,000 are five colleges in Delta's home state of Georgia, including:
- Augusta Technical College
- Central Georgia Technical College
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College
- Savannah Technical College
- South Georgia Technical College
Other schools receiving $25,000 grants include:
- Aviation High School - New York
- Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
- San Diego Miramar College
- South Seattle College
"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."
The funding adds to Delta's list of aerospace education partnerships, which already include Auburn, Clark Atlanta, Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College and the University of Georgia.