Delta Airlines Set To Partner With Hampton University To Launch A Pilot Career Program

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Delta Airlines partners with HBCU Hampton University to launch its Propel Collegiate Pilot Career Path Program, making them the first Black university to do so.

The program, which was originally launched in 2018, is known to come at a critical time when it has been reported that there is a shortage of pilots in the aviation industry.

The students at Hampton University who join the program will receive a job offer if they meet Delta’s standards after graduation.

“Adding Hampton University as a Delta Air Lines Propel partner evokes a myriad of thoughts and emotions,” said First Officer Monique Grayson, an interviewer for the Propel program. “Delta says connecting the world requires that we first respect the world through seeking diversity, promoting inclusion, creating equity and driving accountability towards these goals. Considering the history of HBCU’s and that of Delta, I am proud to see the company doing just that. I am grateful to the individuals who have worked behind the scenes to provide opportunities to a group that has been underrepresented in this field for far too long.”