JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) continued its partnership with the Jackson Public School District (JPS) an Jackson State University (JSU). On Monday, leaders kicked off the second JMAA Education and Training Academy, known as Jet-A.
The event took place at Hawkins Field Airport. The theme for this year’s academy is “U 2 Can Fly.” Over twenty (20+) students selected by JPS with the potential to become future aviation professionals will enjoy a robust curriculum which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) principles and concepts, developed through the partnership with JSU.
The Academy’s last day will feature the official Jet-A Closing Ceremony on Friday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the Jackson Airport. During the ceremony, students will be presented with a certificate of completion and a special Academy pin by the JMAA Board of Commissioners and CEO.