Lockheed Martin Adds $25,000 to Endowed Scholarship Fund

MAY 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin Adds $25,000 to Endowed Scholarship Fund




Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College (left) and Les Gardner of the Greenville Tech Foundation (right) with Don Erickson, Greenville Site Director of Lockheed Martin


Lockheed Martin Greenville Operations has added $25,000 to an endowed fund established in 1995 to provide scholarships for Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) students at Greenville Technical College.

The Aircraft Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Veterans Administration. A combination of classroom training and hands-on instruction provides students with the technical, mechanical and academic skills needed to become aircraft maintenance technicians for Lockheed Martin and other companies.

"Greenville Tech has been an invaluable partner in solving one of our most pressing challenges - workforce development," said Don Erickson, Lockheed Martin Greenville Site Director. "We are proud to continue our support of Greenville Tech and its efforts in providing students with the critical skills they need to be successful in the aviation maintenance industry."

In addition to its scholarship fund, Lockheed Martin has supported students at Greenville Technical College with a 2014 gift that helped create a center where veterans can gather and study. The Student Veterans Center is a critical piece in helping veterans make a successful transition from military life to the college campus.

"Lockheed Martin's ongoing support has been a critical factor in helping many deserving students access the education they need for career success," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "We are grateful for the role this important partner has played in supporting education in our community."