GTC Announces Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Lab

Greenville Technical College (GTC) renamed a classroom in honor of Lockheed Martinthe college announced on April 26.

The Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Laboratory, which is housed in a South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) facility shared by GTC and the South Carolina National Guard, was dedicated following a donation $50,000 to support GTC’s aircraft maintenance technology program. For more than two decades, the aircraft manufacturer has donated more than $400,000 to support the college’s aircraft maintenance technology program.

In addition to providing financial contributions, Lockheed Martin partnered with the college in 2020 to develop and implement a two-week pre-apprenticeship training program. Through this partnership, the company has hired three GTC students into entry-level positions and expects to select 60 students for this year’s training program.

“Our longstanding partnership with the college is critical to the future of our workforce and we are thrilled to have this partnership officially recognized with the appointment of the Lockheed Martin Fabrication Lab,” said Kim Howard, vice president F-16 production operations. at Lockheed Martin. “In this classroom, students learn basic aviation skills and Lockheed Martin apprentices complete their certification exams, so the name fits perfectly with our goal of helping these students gain the tools and experience they need. they need to succeed in their careers in the industry, hopefully at Lockheed Martin.”

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