Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT), the education arm of the international airline and aircraft maintenance provider, announced a new partnership with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., to offer a professional certificate program designed to help aviation maintenance professionals accelerate their careers.
LTT's professional certificate program, titled Math and Physics Fundamentals for Aviation Technicians, will be available on edX.org in the coming months. The new program, designed by LTT's experienced practitioners, will meet European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and many National Aviation Authorities requirements. LTT already works with over 600 companies in the aviation industry to provide training content. These new offerings add to edX's catalog of more than 4,000 online learning experiences developed in partnership with the world's top universities and corporations, ranging from free courses to full degrees.
"The qualification and competence of employees is of particular importance in aviation. They are a prerequisite for advancement and business success," said Panagiotis Polgenis, head of portfolio and innovation at Lufthansa Technical Training. "LTT has helped to train more than 150,000 aviation technicians around the world. Through these new offerings on edX, we will be able to provide even more learners with the content they need to further their careers and advance innovation within the aviation industry."
Professional certificate programs on edX are designed to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. Learners who complete a professional certificate program on edX will earn a valuable, standalone credential that showcases knowledge and skills. The new program from LTT will help meet the growing global demand in the aviation industry for additional maintenance workers and mechanics.
"Partnering with LTT, a standard bearer in the aviation industry, to bring its expertise to life through affordable, accessible, and flexible programs showcases exactly how edX can help unlock the value of corporations to deliver learning pathways that connect learners with the knowledge and skills they need make a difference in their careers," said Andrew Hermalyn, president of partnerships at 2U, the parent company of edX.