Letters of Support

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Feel free to copy/paste/modify the letter below on your business/organization/personal letterhead. Please save as a PDF (if possible) and email it to Kaley at KMiller@FlyPGD.com by November 5, 2021.  Your letter will be submitted to Mr. Grant and posted on this page with additional background information.  

October/November ##, 2021

State Representative Michael J. Grant, District #75

Chairman, Charlotte County Legislative Delegation

4355 Pinnacle Street, Suite C

Charlotte Harbor, FL  33980

Dear Honorable Michael J. Grant:

I am writing to request your support of the Charlotte County Airport Authority’s (CCAA) $3 million Appropriations request for a new combined hangar and classroom facility for Charlotte Technical College’s (CTC) FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

U.S. aviation industry is facing a technical worker shortage that threatens to undermine the growth and competitiveness of one of the most important sectors of our economy. The aviation industry is necessary for mobility of people and goods, and for the safety of civil aviation aircraft.

As a REPRESENTATIVE/TITLE of NAME/COMPANY located at Punta Gorda Airport, I understand that robust workforce training in aircraft maintenance is essential to the future of aviation.  ELABORATE ON HOW PROGRAM WILL HELP YOUR BUSINESS

We are extremely thankful for the past support of the Florida Legislature and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for providing funding which enabled CTC to launch its program with strong enrollment in August 2021. However, a larger facility is necessary to meet the aviation industry demand for aircraft mechanics and CTC’s growing student enrollment. State funding is essential to keep CTC’s costs low enough for tuition to remain affordable for students.

This project is key to the future of Charlotte County by further diversifying economic development opportunities in the region, creating new and high-quality job candidates, and supporting a burgeoning aviation industry in Florida.

Thank you in advance for your strong support of job growth and aviation-related training in the region, and for your advocacy of this $3 million Appropriations Request in the upcoming session.



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