West Georgia Technical College Begins Partnership with Delta

Staff Report

Monday, May 9th, 2022

West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) is proud to announce its partnership with the Delta Ground Support Division (Delta GSE) of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.

Because of WGTC’s established history of creating customized training for industry, Delta GSE selected the College to provide assessments and training for their employees.

WGTC President Dr. Julie Post and Delta GSE manager Matt Bell recently signed a partnership agreement that will allow WGTC to assess and create customized training for Delta GSE employees.

“It is truly an honor to partner with Delta Airlines and to provide the skills assessments that will deliver a pathway to customized training for Delta GSE employees,” WGTC Assistant Vice President of Economic Development Steve Cromer said. “The partnership between West Georgia Technical College and Delta GSE highlights the mission of the Technical College System of Georgia which is to build a well-educated, globally competitive workforce through technical education, adult education and customized training for Georgia’s businesses and industries.”

Delta GSE employees work behind the scenes to help keep Delta’s global airline operation running smoothly. GSE employees perform preventive maintenance and repairs for the huge fleet of vehicles and equipment responsible for things such as refueling and towing airplanes, luggage conveyor belt systems, de-icing airplanes and transporting passengers.

WGTC Precision Manufacturing and Maintenance instructors will assess over 650 existing Delta GSE employees across the U.S. to determine their skill levels in Hydraulic Systems, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Maintenance, and PLC Troubleshooting. Instructors will then develop and deliver customized training tailored to each employee’s needs.