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BCPS Atlantic Technical College’s New Avionics Systems Technician Program Takes Flight Thanks to Community Partnerships

March 9, 2020

WHO:                 
School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Heather Moraitis, City of Fort Lauderdale Chief Education Officer Zoe Saunders, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Manager Rufus James, and Atlantic Technical College Students and Staff 

WHAT:               
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Atlantic Technical College’s new Avionics Systems Technician Program, which is a partnership between Broward County Public Schools, the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and Broward College. 

WHERE:             
Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Parkway
Coconut Creek, Florida 33063 

WHEN:               
Today, Monday, March 9, 2020
11 a.m. 

WHY:                  
The Avionics Systems Technician Program is an educational initiative and partnership with the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Atlantic Technical College and Broward College. This program welcomed its first students in January 2020. Students will learn all of the electronics systems and technology for careers in the aviation industry. As part of the program, students also participate in summer internships at the Executive Airport with Atlantic Technical College business sponsors.  As the next phase of program is developed and implemented, the goal is to have a first-class aviation academy in full operation within the next 3 to 4 years.

 

Media is invited to cover this event.

 

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