Brice Harris is chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District. He credits Sacramento public officials and business leaders who’ve been pushing the FAA for local classes.
“The Metro Chamber’s Cap to Cap program over the last three years has lobbied hard with the Federal Aviation Administration to identify Sac City as a site for this program. We hope to get classes for this started in the fall.”
No federal money will be provided to Sacramento City College…which already has an aeronautics program….or any of the other selected schools. But the FAA will provide curriculum on the basics of air traffic control training. The other schools selected by the FAA are in Florida, Texas, Michigan and Kansas.
FAA officials say more than 14,000 controllers are expected to leave the workforce over the next few years through retirements, promotions and other forms of attrition.