ACCC And Boys and Girls Club Of Atlantic City Take Flight With Aviation Course

By: Connor Mason, Follow South Jersey Intern

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus. Photo credit: ACCC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) took a major step in changing the game when it comes to college courses by adding a course where teenagers can learn about Career and Aviation while earning college credits at the Boys and Girls club of Atlantic City.

ACCC Atlantic Cape President Barbra Gaba is very optimistic on these plans, and says that they are “thrilled” to continue a strong relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

“The course will expose students to a career with significant earning potential, continuing our mission to provide the residents of Atlantic County with affordable, high-quality academic opportunities,” Gaba said in a press release from the college.

There are three C’s in college, according to the Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Koch of the Boys and Girls Club: Credits, College Confidence, and Career Exposure. Koch assures that all teens that attend this course will receive all three, and also recognizes that the industry of aviation is rising. 

“We know that aviation is an up-and-coming industry in our region,” said Koch. “Our goal is to develop the workforce pipeline within our next generation.”

In addition to the classes, students will also take field trips to the Atlantic City International Airport and the National Guard located in Egg Harbor Township. 

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