Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) announced today that JPMorgan Chase has provided a significant grant to support training for CLT Aviation Department employees.
The $135,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase will enable CPCC to provide CLT Aviation Department employees with training in multiple technical areas which are essential to the development of workforce skills required by the airport. The training will include electrical systems, welding, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and OSHA industrial safety certification, and benefit dozens of Aviation Department team members, including prospective entry-level employees, as the airport continues its nine-gate expansion. The grant-supported training will enhance the skills of Aviation Department employees and provide selected CPCC students with opportunities to engage in workplace learning experiences aligned with airport workforce needs.
Speaking at the grant announcement were Craig May, Carolinas market executive for JPMorgan Chase; Brent Cagle CLT aviation director; and Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, CPCC president.
"We want more people to share in the benefits of a growing economy by creating sustainable paths to careers that lead to prosperity and wealth for more individuals," said May of JPMorgan Chase. "The number of logistics-related jobs in the Carolinas is growing significantly and our partnership with CPCC and the airport will help more people gain the skills needed to fill those positions."
"The airport recognizes the need to develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce for today and the future," Cagle said. "That is why today's news is not only exciting, but extremely important. Charlotte Douglas International Airport generates $16.2 billion yearly to the local economy. It takes many partners and a talented, skilled workforce to make us the premier airport that we are. Our partnership with JPMorgan Chase and CPCC provides vital training opportunities for Aviation Department employees to thrive and better serve our passengers."
CPCC's Corporate Learning Center
is the college's single point of contact for serving the wide range of learning and development needs of businesses and organizations in Mecklenburg County, including customized training. The college's span of learning, expertise and experience make CPCC a well-positioned workforce development resource to help meet the performance and organizational needs of local companies.
"Thanks to JPMorgan Chase for its generous grant to make this workforce development initiative possible," Deitemeyer said. "This grant is another example of JPMorgan Chase's commitment to enhancing the communities in which it operates by promoting economic opportunities and mobility. This unique workforce development partnership supports our vitally important international airport and builds on JPMorgan Chase's commitment to improving our region's competitive position."
The CLT training provided by CPCC began Jan. 5, and will continue through May. JPMorgan Chase has invested more than $800,000 in CPCC workforce training initiatives over the last three years.