TCL creates transitioning military training program

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently established the Transitioning Military Training Program to assist military members with refining the skills that they’ve gained through their military service to match the demands of today’s employers.


The program’s first initiative is to develop and offer a course that provides transitioning military aviation mechanics with the knowledge they need to attain their FAA Airframe & Power Plant license.


“A recent study revealed that the state’s aerospace industry will have a steady demand for experienced, certified, aircraft maintenance technicians into the foreseeable future,” program director Paul Merritt said.


The course will prepare students for their written, oral and practical application tests for general mechanic, airframe, and power plant certification. The course will also familiarize the students with various aspects of the aerospace industry with a focus on manufacturing.


The program is funded by the state of South Carolina and will cover all costs for the initial course offering in February of 2013. However, space is limited.


For more information, please visit or contact the Transitioning Military Training Program office at 843-525-8340 or by email at


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