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Aviation Institute of Maintenance Welcomes Virginia Secretary of Education

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

AIM Manassas hosts The State of Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni.

Mechanic working on engine

 Written by Jul DeGeus

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Manassas Campus is honored to host the State of Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni, at their Jet Tech Camp on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., at 10640 Davidson Place, Manassas, VA 20109.

AIM Manassas’ Jet Tech Camp offers participants a glimpse into the world of aircraft maintenance through hands-on learning. Camp attendees will spend time in AIM’s hangars, classrooms, and labs, learning about the basics of aviation maintenance. Topics covered will include aircraft systems and powerplants, ground operations, safety wiring, physics of flight, and much more. This is the perfect opportunity for individuals who are interested in working with their hands. The camp will also provide a preview of the skills aviation maintenance technicians perform after obtaining their certification.

Secretary Qarni, along with other political figures, will participate in safety wiring, engine tear down, flight simulation, and other aviation maintenance tasks. A tour of the facility will provide the Secretary of Education insight into the daily experience of an AIM student.

For more information regarding AIM Manassas’ Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program, please visit www.aviationMaintenance.edu or call (703) 257-5515.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast across the United States and headquarters located in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the FAA exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant.  AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., Dallas, Tx., Houston, Tx., Indianapolis, In., Las Vegas, Nv., Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Fremont, Ca., Orlando, Fl., Charlotte, Nc., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.

 

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Joins AAR EAGLE Career Pathway Program

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Joins AAR EAGLE Career Pathway program to offer students competitive skills training and post-grad job opportunities

Written by Nicole Gleaton

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), the largest provider of new aviation maintenance technicians to the industry, announces its partnership with AAR (NYSE: AIR), the largest maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operator in North America, to provide students with onsite job training and mentorship at AAR’s hangars and the opportunity to graduate with a job offer through the EAGLE Career Pathway program.

“The Aviation Institute of Maintenance is a valuable source of talent for AAR, and with our EAGLE Career Pathway program, we can provide them with even earlier job experience and skills training to accelerate their aviation careers,” said AAR Vice President of Maintenance Workforce Development. “With more airline fleets flying than ever before, the demand for AMTs is rapidly growing. We are excited to partner with AIM to introduce students to the various specializations and paths they can pursue as an AMT, and offer them the opportunity to work within our global MRO network.”

As a top employer of AIM graduates, AAR’s EAGLE Pathway initiative adds a new internship component to AIM’s 23-month Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program. During the program, students will travel to a site visit to one of AAR’s MRO facilities, located in Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Miami, Duluth, Minnesota and Rockford, Illinois, for initial onsite mentoring. During their winter and spring breaks, the students will return to the site for an AMT internship with the AAR team.  “The mentorship and internship aspects of the EAGLE Career Pathway program will offer students hands-on experience within the authentic MRO work environment,” said Dr. Joel English, AIM’s Vice President of Operations.  “Students who are selected for this program will benefit from authentic work experience and will be front-running candidates for a professional role at AAR or any other professional aviation maintenance organization upon graduation.”

The students who graduate from the AIM and EAGLE Pathway programs will be extended job offers to join AAR’s team as an entry-level AMT.  They also have the option to continue the EAGLE Career Pathway program to obtain an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate or pursue another of AAR’s career pathways including maintenance operations, management, quality control and safety — and become eligible for tuition reimbursement from AAR upon completion.

A recent Boeing study forecasts the aviation industry will demand 769,000 new aircraft mechanics through 2038, with 193,000 needed in North America alone.  This joint effort by AIM and AAR aims to provide a clear pathway for students and skilled technicians for today’s workforce in response to that shortage.  “The job outlook for certified aviation mechanics has never been higher in the US and around the world,” said Dr. English, “And the EAGLE Pathway Program will equip our graduates with experience within the professional environment as they attend school.”  Additionally, AAR will provide AIM instructors with free aircraft MRO training to instructors, so they are better equipped to prepare students for the workforce.

As part of AIM and the City of Norfolk’s joint venture, Fly Norfolk, Ryan Goertzen, Vice President of Aviation Workforce Development for AAR, will join the Career Day sessions on July 24-25 to talk to 10-12 year-old summer camp participants about aircraft repair and the field of aviation maintenance.  Additionally, AAR’s EAGLE Career Pathway information will be available at all AIM campuses.

AIM Vice President of Operations Joel English, and Ryan Goertzen will finalize the partnership agreement in a formal signing alongside Norfolk community leaders on July 25 in Norfolk.  For more information about AAR’s EAGLE Career Pathway program, click here.

 

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast across the United States and headquarters located in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers.  AIM graduates are eligible to take the FAA exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant.  AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Fremont, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.

About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

AIM Offers Manufacturing Training at New Charlotte Campus

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

The AIM Charlotte campus offers Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Repair program to support the community’s need to fill over 15,000 manufacturing jobs.

man working on jet engine.

Written by Jul DeGeus

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) extended their campus locations to include Charlotte, North Carolina on June 21, 2019, as part of its continued effort to address growing workforce demand for skilled technicians. The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance reported over 15,000 manufacturing jobs have been added in the Charlotte Region since 2013.

AIM is enrolling in a Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Repair program to meet the growing demand for skilled technicians. The training provides students with the skills needed to enter the manufacturing and fabrication industry. After completion of the program, graduates can accept entry-level positions as millwrights, industrial maintenance mechanics or machinery workers. Standard job duties include machine assemblage and repair; testing, adjustment and calibration of equipment and the cleaning, lubrication and movement of machinery. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage of a millwright is over $55,200.

The 51,000 square foot facility houses a Learning Resource Center, computer lab and 17 classrooms with audio visual technology installation and is located at 7421 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28227. Campus Executive Director, Alex Diaz states, “As the Queen City continues its exponential growth, AIM is proud to develop the workforce for current and future needs of the manufacturing industry.”

For more information regarding AIM Charlotte’s Manufacturing, Fabrication, and Repair program, please visit www.aviationMaintenance.edu or call (980) 785-0700.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast across the United States and headquarters located in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the FAA exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant.  AIM’s campuses are located in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., Dallas, Tx., Houston, Tx., Indianapolis, In., Las Vegas, Nv., Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Fremont, Ca., Orlando, Fl., Charlotte, Nc., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.