Boeing announces new investment in Big Bend aviation programs, Boys and Girls Club

By Joe Utter, iFiber One News

MOSES LAKE – Boeing announced a new investment on Wednesday to both Big Bend Community College and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin.

Boeing, the state’s largest employer with a long history in Moses Lake, is donating $100,000 to Big Bend to support pilot and aircraft maintenance technician programs, and another $25,000 to the Boys and Girls Club to support education and career preparation programs.

“Boeing offers our sincere appreciation to the Moses Lake community for its long-standing partnership and support,” stated Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With our recent announcement to employ hundreds of people in the area, we are pleased to invest in two strong organizations in BBCC and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin to help them further their mission to serve the Moses Lake community.”

The new donation to the community college with support Big Bend’s Commercial Pilot Program, a 2-year pilot training program that leads to FAA certification and prepares students for a career as a professional pilot, and Aviation Maintenance Technology, a 2-year program that prepares students for FAA airframe and power plant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers.

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