GTCC to Partner With Delta Air Lines

Published on: May 26, 2017
GTCC aviation students work on a plane at GTCC’s aviation campus in Greensboro, N.C. (Photo by Carrie Lilly)

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College has been selected by Delta Air Lines to partner in an initiative that promotes Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) training.

It is projected that AMTs will soon be in high demand in the airline industry. In order to prepare for this hiring need, Delta Air Lines is partnering with GTCC, and 37 other

AMT schools. Over several months, Delta TechOps evaluated GTCC and determined that the college meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards, as well as Delta’s high principles that exceed industry standards.

Through this partnership, GTCC will gain Delta as a resource for strengthening the AMT program, and students will receive development opportunities and technical support to expand on equipment and adapt to industry changes. Additionally, partnering with Delta will help provide internship opportunities for students and broaden access to the benefits of AMT careers available within the global aviation industry.

“This partnership will provide GTCC students with a direct relationship with one of the top three largest passenger airlines in the world,” said Nick Yale, director of GTCC’s aviation program.

AMTs keep aircraft in safe flying condition by servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft and aircraft components while following detailed federal regulations set by the FAA.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 35,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at

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