BY STANLEY DUNLAP, The Telegraph

APRIL 05, 2019 11:22 AM, UPDATED 52 MINUTES AGO

A unique partnership that will connect Central Georgia Technical College and Robins Air Force Base was revealed Friday.

The partnership means that two CGTC’s aviation programs will be run out of the former Boeing manufacturing facility where Robins Air Force Base’s 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group will also be housed. Mayor Robert Reichert said the innovative partnership is the first of its kind in Georgia.

“This will create a unique space and partnership that will connect all of the dots and provide tangible benefits to all the parties but especially… a pathway to our students to a successful and rewarding career in aviation maintenance,” he said.

Brig. Gen. John C. Kubinec, commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, reiterated that this is a “groundbreaking” venture and important for workforce development.

“I don’t think we even understand how impactful this can be for our youth in the future, or how impactful it can be for jobs in the future, how impactful it can be for our (military) defense,” he said.

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