The FAA has awarded $5 million in grants to 15 organizations and institutions in 14 states through the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants program. These grants go to organizations and institutions that teach technical skills and prepare a diverse group of people to pursue aviation maintenance careers.
The grants range in value from $100,000 to $500,000. Recipients can use them to establish educational programs; provide scholarships or apprenticeships to prospective aviation maintenance technicians; offer outreach for careers in aviation maintenance to primary, secondary, and post-secondary school students; or support educational opportunities in aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged areas.
“A career as an aviation maintenance technician opens a wide world of opportunity,” said FAA deputy administrator A. Bradley Mims. “These grants will allow us to reach and support individuals who may not have had the chance before to pursue this exciting career.”