Graduates Mark Seven Decades of Langley's Apprentice Program
In 1943, NASA Langley's first apprentice class graduated. In 2007, the NASA Langley Engineering Technician Apprentice Program was rejuvenated. This year, the Center recognized it's first apprentice graduates since 1998.
This class marks the 70th Anniversary of NASA Langley's Apprentice Program.
The honorees (pictured left to right) were Matthew Hayes, Allen Jackson, Christopher Moss and Kevin McLain, who were recently converted to permanent employees who work in Langley's Engineering Directorate.
Their apprenticeship included 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, an Associate of Science Degree and SpaceTec certification.
At a recent ceremony, Steve Jurczyk, Langley's deputy director, and Stewart Harris, retired deputy director of technical services at Langley, presented them with certificates.
Since 1943, there have been 1,450 apprentice graduates at the Center.
Credit: NASA/Tammy Cottee