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United Airlines Pledges $1.2M To Ensuring  50% Of Graduates From Its Flight School Are Women Or People Of Color

You could soon learn how to fly high thanks to United! The airline is the only major U.S. airline to own its own flight school and now the United Aviate Academy plans to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with at least 50% being women or people of color. According to PR Newswire, scholarship commitments from both United and JPMorgan Chase are on a mission to ensure that eligible applicants will not be turned away for financial reasons. “Over the next decade, United will train 5,000 pilots who will be guaranteed a job with United, after they complete the requirements of the Aviate program — and our plan is for half of them to be women and people of color,” said United CEO Scott Kirby in an official news release . “We’re excited that JPMorgan Chase has agreed to support our work to diversify our pilot ranks and create new opportunities for thousands of women and people of color who want to pursue a career in aviation.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by United (@united)...

Apr 7, 2021