Macon, Ga. – The Peyton Anderson Foundation recently announced an award of $630,000 to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to support local employer and workforce needs in high-demand career training programs. This grant, which will be distributed over a four year period, will specifically support the expansion of CGTC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) programs.
In April, state and local leaders and Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) officials joined CGTC in announcing the relocation of aerospace training programs and a portion of the RAFB commodities workload to the former Boeing facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon. The Peyton Anderson Foundation grant will be used to purchase instructional equipment and training aids, including circuits and faultfinding materials, computer numerical trainers, and aviation electronics training materials.
“The College is elated to receive this support from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to grow and strengthen our aerospace technology programs,” said Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of CGTC. “Our high-demand training programs in aerospace are critical to the local economy, and this generous gift will position CGTC to enhance access and opportunities for citizens throughout Macon-Bibb and the central Georgia region. Additionally, this grant award is another example of how Macon-Bibb community leaders are committed to fostering a well-trained, qualified talent pool to meet the workforce needs of local industries.”
Graduates of CGTC’s Aerospace programs are qualified for a variety of positions with local employers. AMT graduates can also earn an Airframe and PowerPlant (A & P) license. With multiple financial aid options, including the HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant, qualified students can attend at little to no cost and graduate debt free. For more information on enrolling at CGTC to pursue a high-demand career field, log on to www.centralgatech.edu or call 478-988-6800.