Delta Air Lines to Fill Career Gaps in Aviation with FAA-trained Graduates
What do you do when your industry is predicting an upcoming skills gap? If you are a company like Delta Air Lines, you roll up your sleeves and get to work by partnering with the top 38 FAA-approved schools in the nation who can fill aviation maintenance jobs with skilled employees.
Over the last several months, Delta TechOps evaluated these schools and found that they were determined to meet FAA standards as well as Delta's high principles that exceed industry standards
," said Joe McDermott, managing director at Delta Air Lines, through a company statement. "Partnering with Delta will broaden access to the benefits of AMT careers available within the global aviation industry."
Everett Community College (EvCC) is one of the 38 FAA-approved schools chosen to be a part of this partnership.
process, we actually discovered that our program either exceeded Delta's standards or that we had already taken steps to integrate those standards into our curriculum," said Rob Prosch, associate dean of aviation at Everett Community College.
"To be partnered with a commercial airline like Delta demonstrates not only our capabilities as a program, but our willingness to respond to their training needs," said Prosch.