NMU Receives EDJT Grant
Northern has received a $100,000 Economic Development Job Training Grant to help set up an aviation maintenance academy for American Eagle at Sawyer International Airport. The company sends new hires to a seven-week training program before they are dispatched to aircraft maintenance facilities across the country.
“NMU helped American Eagle develop the program, work through the curriculum and administer the grant,” said Joe Holman (Graduate Studies, Research and Continuing Education). “It is loosely affiliated with the university’s aviation maintenance program. Northern set up the infrastructure for the academy in terms of purchasing laptops and running wireless to Sawyer.”
Holman said other entities involved in the American Eagle academy are the Midwest Skill Development Center, the Lake Superior Community Partnership, and Sawyer International Airport.