Aviation is not always a top career choice for students from underserved communities. The JetBlue Foundation and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) are trying to change that. According to current statistics, less than five percent of pilots in the commercial aviation industry are women and/or people of color.
-- JetBlue, the first airline to launch a foundation solely focused on STEM-related education, provides more than $100,000 in grants and support to encourage aviation programs among underserved communities --
NEW YORK, December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), today announces the second round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation. The JetBlue Foundation, established in 2013, is an education-focused entity which continues the airline’s efforts to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students by igniting interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.