Piedmont Triad Industry Spotlight on AEROSPACE

In the Triad there are over 40 Aerospace manufacturers. Some major employers include Honda Aircraft Company, TIMCO, Purolator, B/E Aerospace, Triumph Actuation, and Honda Aero. This diverse group is a strong engine for economic development in the region and an opportunity to meet a growing global demand for aviation products.

To meet the requirements of the aerospace sector in the Piedmont Triad more skilled workers are needed from the area. Opportunities for rewarding careers in the Aerospace industry are strong. Current positions include avionics technician, electrical design engineer, assembly technician, and supply chain project manager.

The education and training for Aerospace positions are readily available in the area. Guilford Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College, Davidson County Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, and Randolph Community College have extensive education and training opportunities. At Guilford Technical Community College, for example three Associate’s degrees are offered in Aviation Electronic “Avionics” Technology, Aviation Systems, and Aviation Management & Career Pilot Technology. GTCC also partners with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide the ability to move on to a Bachelor’s degree program or to transfer other colleges and universities, such as N.C. State for a Bachelor’s programs.

Andrews Aviation Academy is an Early College program for high schools through the Guilford College School System. The Academy offers hands on learning experiences in engineering and aerospace fields for college credit. This program is tuition free. Students can earn Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) certifications and licenses and graduate with up to 68 college credits. Students can finish the associate degree at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) while in high school. Andrews Aviation Academy offers five tracks: engineering, pilot, airframe and power plant (A & P) mechanic, avionics technician, and airport management.

If a career in the dynamic field of aerospace sounds right for you please contact Degrees Matter today. We will help you find the right opportunity for you.

Resources to connect to Aerospace Opportunities in the Piedmont Triad:

  • Degrees Matter! – degreesmatter.org – your free resource for educational opportunities!
  • Go to Aviation Triad at http://www.aviationtriad.com/
  • Guilford Technical Community College- www.gtcc.edu
  • Rockingham Community College- www.rockinghamcc.edu
  • Davidson Community College- www.davidsonccc.edu
  • Forsyth Technical Community College- https://www.forsythtech.edu
  • Randolph Community College- www.randolph.edu
  • Andrews Aviation Academy at Guilford County Schools- http://aviation.gcsnc.com/