Danelle Hagan - Gordon Cooper Technology Center
THEN: A struggling mother with a special needs son. Danelle was faced with the challenge of finding trained child care, caring for a sick child and dealing with a broken-down car. Realizing she needed to provide a better life for herself and her children, Danelle enrolled at GCTC in the aviation maintenance technology course where she
- Learned to service, repair and overhaul turbine engine systems, propellers and fuel systems.
- Received her certification of achievement in computer fundamentals for Windows XP.
- Performed sheet metal structural repairs and composite structural repairs.
- Studied the fundamentals and operations of an airplane.
NOW: While at GCTC, Danelle received an internship at the Shawnee Municipal Airport towing airplanes, filing client information and even flying an airplane. She is now a charter sourcing specialist for Sun Country Airlines in New Market, Minn.