Delta Airlines Partners With Hampton University To Launch A Pilot Career Program

Delta Airlines is working to help the next generation of Black Pilots. 

The company recently partnered with the 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. 

First Officer Monique Grayson, an interviewer for the Propel Program said, “Adding Hampton University as a Delta Air Line Propel partner evokes a myriad of thoughts and emotions.” 

She continued, “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 HBCUs and that of Delta, I am proud to see the company doing just that.”

This is truly an amazing thing that is happening!