Student Aerospace Industry Partnership Honored

PALMDALE, Calif. -- Northrop Grumman Corp. and Antelope Valley College are being honored for forging a partnership that provides training for students seeking jobs in the aerospace industry, it was announced Thursday.

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education will present its Excellence in Partnerships Award to the college's Certification Training Program at a statewide conference in San Francisco in March, according to a statement from Northrop Grumman.

The training program, which ran for its first session last summer, trained 19 students who were then hired by Northrop Grumman.

"There are jobs out there for people with the right education and skills," said Jackie Fisher Sr., president of the college. "We have the ability to train people for jobs quickly and cost-effectively."

Northrup Grumman operations in and around the Antelope Valley employ more than 2,600 people, according to the corporation.

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