Greenville Technical College (GTC) has renamed a classroom in honor of Lockheed Martin, the college announced April 26.
The Lockheed Martin Fabrication Lab, which is housed in a South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) facility shared by GTC and the South Carolina Army National Guard, was dedicated following a $50,000 donation to support GTC’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology program. For more than two decades, the aircraft manufacturer has donated over $400,000 to support the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology program.
In addition to providing financial contributions, Lockheed Martin has partnered with the college in 2020 to develop and implement a two-week pre-apprenticeship training program. Through this partnership, the company hired three GTC students into entry-level positions and has plans to choose 60 students for this year’s training program.
“Our long-standing partnership with the college is critical to the future of our workforce and we are thrilled to have that partnership officially recognized with the naming of the Lockheed Martin Fabrication Lab,” said Kim Howard, vice president of F-16 production operations at Lockheed Martin. “In this classroom, students learn foundational aviation skills and Lockheed Martin apprentices complete their certification exams, so the name fits perfectly with our focus on helping these students get the tools and experience they need to have successful careers in the industry, hopefully at Lockheed Martin.”