Broward College and Diversified Companies celebrated the groundbreaking for a new aviation facility at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on May 26. Broward College will lease three hangars for its Aviation Maintenance Management Associate of Science program, and will house four classrooms, faculty offices, and shop space in its 13,500 square feet.
Broward College President J. David Armstrong Jr. joined Broward County Board of Trustee David Maymon, Dean of Transportation Programs Russ McCaffery, Nancy Botero, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director of the Broward College Foundation and elected officials at the ceremonial turning of the earth to officially launch construction for the new aviation facility.
Due, in part, to the expansion of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, demand for highly skilled aviation maintenance workers has skyrocketed. Currently there are 225 students in the program, and 150 additional students on the waiting list. It is anticipated the new facility to be ready for the spring 2017 term and will serve 425 students.
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