A Partnership Takes Flight
Leslie Tennant, AACC 21st Century Center
The national security of the United States is dependent on a robust airline industry. That requires skilled pilots.
A serious shortage of airline pilots puts this need in jeopardy, however. Two community colleges in Pennsylvania—the Community College of Beaver County and Butler County Community College—are responding with the creation of a first-of-its-kind aviation academy for Butler County high school juniors and seniors.
The academy is intended to provide a pathway into professional pilot, air traffic control, and unmanned aerial vehicle careers.