Spartan College launches program for transitioning military members

TULSA, Okla. — Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa announced the launch of a new aviation maintenance program, the first of its kind to be approved by the FAA. The program is designed to enable people who are transitioning out of the military to get an early start on their civilian careers.

The new program provides flexible, high-quality training which allows Spartan to play a vital role connecting members of the military to employers. A recent Boeing study estimates there will be an unprecedented demand for 600,000 aviation technicians globally during the next two decades.

Under the program, active-duty military members can take classes part time and online during the first part of Spartan’s aviation maintenance course. This distance education portion makes it possible to complete the Aviation Maintenance Technology course in seven months after active duty rather than the normal 15 months.

Active-duty students will receive a tablet loaded with course materials enabling them to complete curriculum online. Spartan expects the program to launch with up to 20 students when it begins in January. The college hopes to build enrollment up to 100 to 200 students within a year.

Source: Tulsa World





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Delores Jackson

Delores Jackson was Director of Corporate Learning for Oklahoma City Community College for eight years, consulting with business leaders to determine the training and develop needs of their employees, designing the programs, and managing a staff of professional trainers. ...