Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the largest employer in the state of Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. That would put the airport as the 12th most populated city in the state, according to the 2010 census.
It’s only fitting that this “city” would have its own university, right? Though not a university in the traditional sense, ATL Airport University aims to be a free-to-low-cost professional development and career preparation program for airport and airport-related employment.
The course work will be created with the help of the Technical College System of Georgia, which means it will be tailored to what the industry needs.
In addition to the professional development track, the University will also serve as a pipeline from area high schools that host CTAE programs.