Delta Air Lines Foundation Issues Grants Worth $350,000 To Nine Aviation Maintenance Training Programmes


The Delta Air Lines Foundation has issued $350,000 grants to nine Aviation Maintenance training programmes across the U.S. to prepare and support the future of aviation professionals.

According to the airline the grants will allow the programmes to enhance their curriculum development, projects and material support, increasing students’ awareness, knowledge and skills of Avionics/Electrical and Composite Structures.

Speaking on the grant, Senior Vice President of The Delta Air Lines Foundation, Tad Hutcheson said, “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. 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 explained that five colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia will receive a grant of $50,000, respectively.

Delta listed the schools to include: Augusta Technical College, Central Georgia Technical College, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Savannah Technical College and South Georgia Technical College.

It further disclosed that 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.

The schools are Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Aviation High School-New York,San Diego Miramar College and South Seattle College

Delta added that in addition to these nine programmes, 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 programmes and facilities to encourage innovation in the aerospace industry.

The Delta Air Lines Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1968 to enhance Delta’s charitable giving.

The Foundation is focused on the key areas of education and health and wellness.

The Foundation’s grants complement Delta’s efforts to give back to communities worldwide.

As part of its annual giving, Delta is committed to invest one per cent of its net income into communities across the globe.

Delta’s giving is guided by its key pillars of education, global health and wellness, and supporting armed service members and veterans.

As part of its commitment to educate future aviation professionals, Delta has partnerships with more than 47 Maintenance Training programmes across the U.S. to help identify, mentor and source the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians or AMTs.

Through the partnerships, Delta offers tours, job shadows and career guidance for the schools as well as training opportunities for instructors.

Where possible, Delta also donates serviceable parts, engines and airframes to give students even more real-world maintenance experience working with jet aircraft components.

These partnerships complement the airline’s recruiting structure of working with the U.S. military and regional airlines.

In 2017, Delta and the Delta Air Lines Foundation contributed more than $45 million into worldwide communities.

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