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STC earns Gulfstream award as its supplier of the year
Jim McQueeney, Gulfstream vice president for materials, congratulates Savannah Tech President Dr. C.B. Rathburn after STC was named Gulfstream’s supplier of the year. - photo by Photo submitted

SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College has received the Gulfstream 2007 Supplier of the Year Award. This achievement is only given to a fraction of the Gulfstream supply base and reflects the company and college’s mutual relationship.

“This award acknowledges the unique relationship we share,” said STC President C. B. Rathburn. “We’re certainly not the traditional supplier of parts or equipment. We’re supplying Gulfstream with highly-skilled graduates ready to work in the aviation industry.”  

Since 2006, Gulfstream announced a major expansion of its facilities and operations in Savannah. Part of the expansion included a partnership with Savannah Technical College to meet the company’s growing workforce needs. The college offers aviation related careers with guaranteed interviews upon program completion in three key aviation functional areas — aircraft electrical assembly certificate, aircraft structural assembly certificate and luxury craft cabinetmaking certificate. The college will also open a new aviation training center at the Crossroads Technology Campus within the next year, enabling the program to expand its offerings to include diploma and degree options.

In addition to aviation, Gulfstream offers guaranteed interviews for graduates of two other programs offered at the college — certified warehousing and distribution specialist certificate offered through the economic development division and paint and refinishing specialist certificate offered through the automotive collision repair department.

One hundred ninety-six graduates have completed the programs.  A majority of these have already begun careers in the local aviation industry, many with Gulfstream Aerospace.

If you are interested in more information about the certificate programs, call (912) 443-3023 for details about information sessions offered at the main campus on the first Wednesday of each month.

For information on enrollment in the aviation programs, call 443-5336.