50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Lockheed Martin Opens New Onsite Training Facility

Download: Printable PDF Date: 18 Sep 2017 06:39 categories:
Publisher:
Lockheed Martin Opens New Onsite Training Facility - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: United States

Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new onsite training facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s Pike County Operations site in Troy, Alabama. 

The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is a $2 million project funded by Alabama Industrial Development Training, a state-backed workforce training agency.

“AIDT is a strong supporter of Lockheed Martin and has been for 28 years,” said Ed Castile, executive director at AIDT. “Alabama has the greatest workforce in the United States, and this project continues that legacy.”

The 7,000-square-foot building will drive workforce development initiatives such as offering the site’s more than 450 employees the ability to advance their education online, providing a central location for team functions and serving as a state-of-the-art training center for local military and state agencies.

“This facility represents the state of Alabama’s commitment toward creating long-term, well-paying jobs in Pike County,” said Site Director Jason Crager. “So far in 2017, we have hired 50 employees to fill high-tech positions at our facility. We couldn’t have done it without our partnership with Alabama Industrial Development Training.”

The project came from a need for a larger training facility to accommodate increased job growth and advanced training requirements as technology becomes more evolved.

Pike County Operations has been recognized for its commitment to continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence. In 2012, it received IndustryWeek magazine’s “Best Plant” award, and the Alabama Performance Excellence Award. It was also a 2012 recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence, along with all Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control sites.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



Loading comments for Lockheed Martin Opens New Onsite Training Facility...


Recommended

Russian Helicopters plans to build a prototype for a 1.5-ton tiltrotor aircraft by 2019

Specialists of VR-Technologies, the innovation design office of Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) plans to build a prototype for the first electric tiltrotor&n...

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success in the US emergency services market

The order for three AW169 Emergency Medical Services helicopters was placed by Travis County, Texas for its STAR Flight program • Travis County’s AW169s will be the first in the US to su...

MOMook to make 43 Air School training operations more efficient

MOMook, an intelligent business and training management software developer, and 43 Air School, the largest aviation training provider in South Africa, signed a contract on the use of MOMook software f...

Daher salutes the humanitarian efforts of TBM owners and pilots in hurricane relief flights

Daher today recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurri...