The Center for Aviation Technology and Training (CATT) provides a pathway for STEM education and training in aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics that will lead to career opportunities and financial stability in the future.
Exposure to CATT will lead to pathways in education and job opportunities: to achieve two-year degrees in aviation-related programs from trade schools and colleges such as the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA), Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), and Hampton University and job opportunities and career paths as Professional Pilot, Air Traffic Control, Aerospace Management, Aerospace Maintenance, Aerospace Electronics, and more.
Visitors to CATT will learn about the Tuskegee Airmen by viewing The Black Wings exhibit currently on loan from the Smithsonian Institute. The exhibit, Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans, who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation.
Programmatic Components are STEM education for preschool through adolescent age children, drone technology literacy for teens through hands-on flight training, and specialized training to prepare high school students to enter a two-year degree program from trade schools and colleges. Specifically, a Drone pilot career is an entryway into the continued education and career pathways of Aviation, Aerospace, and Aeronautics.
- Premier Partner – The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Partners – Hampton University and Black Girls Drone
“Our goal is to end the life cycle of poverty. The Center for Aviation Technology and Training provides a pathway for education and training of black and brown children and teens that increases their capacity to stimulate career opportunities that help build a foundation of financial security in the future.”
Leon Haynes, Hosanna House, Inc. Founding CEO & President