A delegation of approximately 20 Chinese busines representatives will visit Cape Cod Community College's aviation maintenance training facility at Plymouth Airport Wednesday. The delegation is comprised of welding executives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies in China. One of the key parts of the Plymouth tour is to learn about how the College partners with industry and agencies as it trains workers that will go directly into their workforces including JetBlue, Cape Air and the U.S. Coast Guard. All delegates are employees of China's State Owned Enterprises. The group is in the USA for three weeks starting in the Boston area this week. The executives will visit the Springfield-Holyoke Massachusetts area from October 24-28, 2016. They will conclude their visit in New York.
CCCC President John Cox, and Robert Cody, Dean of Science, Technology, Math, Business, and Workforce Education will welcome the delegation to the Facility at 9:30 a.m. After an orientation to the program, specific demonstrations of the state of the art “virtual” welding, spray painting, simulation stations will be given, along with a number of other hands-on aspects of the new technology being used in the College’s intensive Aviation Maintenance Technology program. According to a statement from CCCC spokesman Michael Gross, the aviation tech program is one of only five in the USA that provides students the opportunity to be trained and FAA certified in just 12 months.