An affiliate of Spartan Education Group LLC announced this week the acquisition of Redstone College, a Colorado-based aviation maintenance school located near Denver.
Founded in 1965, Redstone College offers training in airframe and power plant, avionics, wind energy and HVAC. Since the school’s beginning, it has trained more than 15,000 students.
“Aligning an excellent school like Redstone with the same organization as Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a win-win for everyone — especially for students,” Spartan CEO Peter Harris said. “The acquisition of Redstone, with such a strong aviation history, is a natural complement to Spartan Education Group’s global growth strategy.”
This acquisition continues to broaden the scope and geographical footprint of Spartan, which includes training on the West Coast and central United States.
“As we look at it now we have six campuses in three markets: Denver, Tulsa and Los Angeles," Harris said.
"What's really driving (the expansion) in large part is the demand for aviation maintenance technicians. We also believe by combining campuses with similar programs we're able to gain additional expertise and continue to build our aviation training programs as we work to become a global leader in aviation training.”