AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Big news coming out of Auburn University as they have been selected by Delta Airlines as one of eight colleges to launch the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program.
This program will help identify, select and develop the next generation of pilots.
Each student selected for the program will be matched with a Delta pilot as a mentor, and the students will receive a qualified job offer from Delta, detailing a defined path and an accelerated timeline to become a Delta pilot.
"We are pleased and proud to be one of Delta's initial partners in the Propel program," College of Liberal Arts Dean Joseph Aistrup said. "Our students will have the distinct honor of being selected to participate in this program, which in turn will help to ensure that they have careers with a company that is a global leader in aviation."
This is the second partnership announcement between Delta and Auburn. In November, Delta Air Lines, the Delta Air Lines Foundation and the Jacobson Family Foundation granted $6.2 million to support multiple programs at Auburn.
In the next decade, Delta expects to hire more than 8,000 pilots to staff the thousands of daily flights it operates around the world as other pilots approach mandatory retirement age.
For more information on this partnership with Delta and Auburn University click here.