UTC Aerospace Systems Donates to Scholarship Program for Veterans at Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2015 – UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is providing a $25,000.00 grant to the Inver Hills College Foundation to fund scholarships for veterans and their family members pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The grant will be distributed over four years, and will fund several scholarships per year under the UTC Aerospace Systems Veterans Scholarship program. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the company has funded the scholarship program.

            On April 9, 2015, executives from UTC Aerospace Systems’ facility in Burnsville, Minnesota, attended the “Celebrate Inver Hills” awards ceremony recognizing scholarship recipients. Mark Skarohlid, director of Sensors and Integrated Systems said, “Supporting these students with scholarship funds is a key way that UTC Aerospace Systems demonstrates its core values of supporting our veterans and promoting STEM education. Employees at our Burnsville business have worked with leaders at Inver Hills Community College for several years to prepare students for the high value, high technology jobs so critical to our company’s future. Further, we believe it is important to support our veterans, current military personnel and their family members, so our grant is specifically targeted to these individuals who have already given so much to the nation. We look forward to continued success with the UTC Aerospace Systems Veterans Scholarship program.”

            “Our goal is to serve veteran students with the best quality education and support,” noted Tim Wynes, President, Inver Hills Community College.   “This grant will allow us to assist deserving veterans and their families, allowing them to graduate with minimal debt while allowing them to quickly complete their degree. “We value, and appreciate, the partnership we have with UTC Aerospace Systems and their support of our veteran students and their families.”

The Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Burnsville employs more than 1,600 people in disciplines including engineering, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and administrative functions. Major products produced include advanced air data systems, electronic flight bags, and deicing solutions for commercial and military aircraft and helicopters.  

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.          

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.

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