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Aviation Career Education Academies

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The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy Grant Program supports aerospace and aviation workforce development in North Carolina with grants of up to $3,000 per academy for public airports that host aerospace and aviation career-focused summer academies for middle and high school students.

Applications are accepted in the fall for academies offered the following summer. 

North Carolina’s program aligns with the Federal Aviation Administration's ACE Academy program​, which seeks to provide young people the opportunity to explore and pursue the many rewarding careers available in the aviation sector.

2022 N.C. ACE Academies 

 Airport​
​Location
​Dates
​​Contact
​Fayetteville Regional Airport
400 Airport Road, Suite 1,
Fayetteville

​Aug. 1-5 
Deontae Wilson
​(910) 433-1623​


Kinston Regional Airport
​2780 Jetport Road, Kinston
​July 11-15
​Nicole Hathaway
(252) 527-8591 ext. 2301
Smith Reynolds Airport
Mazie S. Woodruff Aviation Technology Lab - Forsyth Tech
2739 Aviation Drive,
Winston-Salem

​June 27-30
​Jim Shaw Jr./Tony Coulburn
(336) 306-8154
shawaceacademy@gmail.com


Washington Warren Airport​
​201 Airport Road, 
Washington
​July 11-22
​Al Powell
(252) 702-3057
Inner Banks STEM Center 
​Wilmington International Airport 
1740 Airport Boulevard, Suite 12, Wilmington

​July 11-15
Aug. 1-5
​Erin McNally
​(910) 341-4333 ext. 1011 ​



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