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General Atomics creating technical training program at SCLA in Victorville



VICTORVILLE, Calif. — General Atomics, the manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft, is expanding its Victor Valley footprint with a new technical training facility at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville.

The company will use the buildings as a classroom and hangar setting for specialized aircraft mechanics training in the areas of avionics and composite structures.

Having initiated a partnership with Victor Valley College, to become an extension of the existing Airframe and Powerplant Program, General Atomics will extend technical training and career opportunities to Victor Valley residents.

“The addition of this training facility provides opportunity for talent to be developed right here in our area,” Supervisor Robert Lovingood said. “This is a further expansion of the strong technical training program that Victor Valley College has to offer.”

The goal of this educational program is to create a training pipeline that hires and trains students, on a part-time basis, to work on high tech aircraft while completing their formal education.

Upon graduation with Airframe and Powerplant licenses, successful candidates will be offered well compensated, full-time positions.

(source: Robert Lovingood news release)

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