Champion Aerospace gift benefits Aircraft Maintenance Technology students at Greenville Technical College

OCTOBER 31, 2017

Champion Aerospace gift benefits Aircraft Maintenance Technology students at Greenville Technical College


 


        

Presenting a donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation are Tom Fleetwood (far left) and Ross Hartney (second from right) of Champion Aerospace.  Receiving the donation are Greenville Technical College employees (left to right) Ann Wright, Les Gardner, Carl Washburn, and Dr. Keith Miller, the college's president (far right).

 


Champion Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace ignition and power systems based in Liberty, SC, has donated $50,000 to the Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at Greenville Technical College, to allow for expansion and upgrading of the program.

The AMT program is preparing for a 2018 move to a new facility at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) to be shared with the South Carolina Army National Guard. In the 95,000-square foot building, GTC has dedicated library, classroom, office, and hangar space and use of additional space during the week, when the Guard is not using the building.

In recognition of the gift, a classroom will be named the Champion Aerospace Ignition Classroom, a space where students will learn the skills to work on aircraft ignition and power generation systems. Champion has given parts and supplies to the program over a number of years, and an engine donated several years ago will be displayed in the new facility.

"This monetary gift signals and solidifies Champion's continued partnership and support to Greenville Technical College and the AMT Program's mission to provide a highly skilled and ready workforce to support the ever-changing, challenging and exciting aerospace industry," said Ross Hartney, Champion Aerospace business unit manager.