TULSA, Okla. (May 20, 2021) ―Officials from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today they are forming an exclusive educational partnership between the two organizations. Spartan College and the Teamsters Union will host an official signing day in August.
For more than a century, the Teamsters Union has been serving as a public voice for the rights of working men and women. With 1.4 million members located in the United States and Canada, Teamsters serve as the backbone of growth for leading industries such as aviation, freight, and transportation. More specifically, its Airline Division has over 90,000 members across trades such as aircraft maintenance, piloting, customer service and more.
Established in 1928, Spartan College has trained over 100,000 pilots and aviation technicians and currently offers diploma and associate degree programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing Technology/Quality Control Management and Aviation Flight. Additionally, Spartan College has developed a hybrid AMT option that maximizes student flexibility while minimizing time away from home, along with an online Bachelor of Science degree program in Technology Management.
To serve the educational goals of Teamsters and their families, Spartan College offers special scholarship opportunities to those who qualify at all four of their campus locations – Tulsa, Oklahoma, Broomfield, Colorado, Riverside and Inglewood, California. Through this partnership, the Teamsters Union and Spartan College are committed to co-developing custom training to ensure their students are at the forefront of emerging aviation industry needs.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this monumental partnership,” said Rob Polston, Chief Executive Officer at Spartan College. “We know this exclusive partnership will allow us to match our expertise of delivering career-oriented aviation training to the Teamsters Union who for decades has set the standards for labor benefits that have positively impacted our economy. Furthermore, we are excited to co-develop training products that anticipate the future needs of the aviation industry. Both Spartan College and the Teamsters Union will benefit greatly from this partnership.”
“We feel this partnership is a perfect alliance,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “Spartan College is a well-recognized educational institution in the field of aviation that continues to invest in their student experience and innovative programs. We are excited to be able to offer incredible educational opportunities to Teamsters and their families to support their careers today and into the future.”
About Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Established in 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has trained over 100,000 pilots and technicians. We have campuses located in the following areas: Tulsa, OK; Los Angeles, CA; Inland Empire, CA; and Denver, CO. Spartan students have come from across the United States and over 40 countries. Spartan offers programs in the areas of Aviation Flight, Aviation Maintenance Technology (Airframe & Powerplant), Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing Technology, and Quality Control Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management. (Programs vary by location). Tulsa and Broomfield locations are separately accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Both California locations are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Riverside is a branch of the Inglewood Campus. Spartan Education Group, LLC, is the parent company of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology.
About The International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.
Since 1928, Spartan College has been training aviation professionals and pioneers; we’re an aviation college that has a long history of flying high and standing tall. Spartan has trained over 100,000+ aviation innovators from all 50 United States and over 40 countries. Through our innovating graduates, Spartan has impacted generations for nearly 100 years establishing itself as an industry-leader in aviation and technology-related arenas.
Why Train with Spartan College?
Spartan College is partnering with the upstanding International Brotherhood of Teamsters because excellence recognizes excellence. With the aviation industry recovering from the global pandemic, the industry has predicted an upcoming shortage of qualified pilots and technicians.¹
Teamsters and their families are now able to embark on career-oriented training in the aviation field from any of Spartan College’s four U.S. campus locations.
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Programs available at Spartan College campuses across the US:
Required | Aviation Flight (Commercial Pilot)
Optional | Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)
Optional | Aviation Electronics Technology (AET)
Not Offered at Spartan | ATP Certification Disclosure
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)
Aviation Electronics Technology (AET)
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