DATC and DWS graduate third Utah Aerospace Pathways class

Davis Applied Technology College is proud to graduate its third Utah Aerospace Pathways class. Students completed over 100 hours of course work, learning work skills from DWS and taking classes in Composite Materials Technology and CNC Machining from DATC instructors. Funded by a grant from the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP), the UAP program works in partnership with aerospace industry leaders to prepare adult and high school students for employment.

In 2015, Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development launched an initiative, in partnership with DATC, Salt Lake Community College, and Granite and Davis School Districts, to help fill employment gaps in the aerospace industry.

The newest class of graduates finished their DATC training on June 7 and completed their DWS training on June 15. Students Gregory Dickerson, Douglas Thompson, Kenneth Swisher, and Salvador Juarez received certificates from both DATC and DWS to mark the completion of their programs. One student was already interviewing for a job on the last day of class.

The average Utah median wage for the composites industry is $35,360 annually. UAP graduates often find work in entry-level positions or further their education in the industry. Many industry partners offer to pay tuition after a year of employment, either at the DATC or other institutions.