South Seattle College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program has receive a $25,000 grant from The Delta Air Lines Foundation in support of future aviation professionals. SSC is one of only nine aviation maintenance training programs across the country to receive grants totaling $350,000 from Delta.
Grant funding will be used to enhance the program’s curriculum development efforts, support projects and material purchases and increasing students’ awareness, knowledge and skills in the areas of avionics, electrical systems and composite structures.
The following schools were chosen to receive a $25,000 grant based on a variety of factors such as student population and promotion of diversity and inclusion:
- South Seattle College
- Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
- Aviation High School – New York
- San Diego Miramar College
South Seattle College and Delta have shared a close relationship since 2014 when the Delta Air Lines Aircraft Maintenance Internship Program was established to provide students a pathway to careers in aviation. In 2017, after an extensive evaluation process, Delta Air Lines also selected SSC as an “approved partner college” in training future aviation maintenance technicians for careers with the global aviation company.