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The Edward C. Gleed Academy (TEcGA)
Where STEM feeds FLIGHT and FLIGHT is STEM.

The Edward C. Gleed Academy (TEcGA) was created to provide initiatives to previously unreached youth segments in Hampton Roads, Virginia, where there is a large presence of military aviators, commercial airlines hubs, private pilots, as well as STEM technology businesses. Our goal is to empower their imaginations and knowledge through innovation with STEM and the discovery of FLIGHT.

TEcGA-STEM. “It’s about STEM”

The Edward C. Gleed Academy – STEM Initiative (TEcGA-STEM) will feature a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The academies aim to provide youth education programs with a comprehensive and direct learning experience to prepare them for future careers in STEM-related industries. This will entail specialized courses, workshops, and extracurricular activities that foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation. 

Students will learn how STEM disciplines intersect and contribute to real-world applications. Moreover, TEcGA-STEM will play a vital role in addressing the growing demand for skilled professionals in STEM fields. It will equip students with a solid foundation in STEM education, fostering a passion for inquiry and discovery. TEcGA-STEM will contribute to building a workforce capable of tackling complex global challenges and driving technological advancements across various sectors.

TEcGA-FLIGHT. “It’s about flight”

The Edward C. Gleed Academy – FLIGHT Initiative (TEcGA-FLIGHT) was created in tribute to famed Tuskegee Airman Colonel Edward C. Gleed. As a young man, Gleed started out with a desire for flight and was able to fulfill his passion with the Tuskegee Airmen. TEcGA-FLIGHT will offer other youth an opportunity to experience the field of aviation.

TEcGA-FLIGHT will provide comprehensive training and education for youth aspiring to become pilots or aviation professionals. TEcGA-FLIGHT will offer a structured curriculum that covers various aspects of flight training, including ground school instruction, simulator training, and actual flight experience. Students enrolled in TEcGA-FLIGHT will undergo training to develop their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in aviation. 

Flight simulators will play a crucial role in TEcGA-FLIGHT by providing a safe and controlled environment for students to practice flight maneuvers, emergency procedures, and instrument flying techniques. Students will have the opportunity to gain firsthand flying experience through actual flight training under the guidance of certified flight instructors.

TEcGA-FLIGHT adheres to industry standards and regulatory requirements set by aviation authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). TEcGA-FLIGHT graduates will have the knowledge to further pursue careers in commercial aviation, private aviation, or aviation-related fields, contributing to the advancement and safety of the aviation industry while also fulfilling a shortage of aviation professionals.

We are Seeking Sponsors and Partnerships

Please contact us. Thank you in advance.

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