Centura College, Tidewater Tech and Aviation Institute of Maintenance partner to host a Career Fair on September 25 for job seekers in the Hampton Roads community.
Written by Jul DeGeus
Centura College, Tidewater Tech and Aviation Institute of Maintenance are holding a career fair on Wednesday, September 25th, from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Located at the Holiday Inn at 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA, this event is free and open to the public with parking onsite.
Jobs seekers will have the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters from a variety of industries. Hiring managers will be present and are looking to fill positions within their respective organizations. These representatives will be accepting resumes as well as providing information regarding available job opportunities. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at the discretion of the employer.
Approximately 75 employers have confirmed participation, including: Aerotek, Checkered Flag, Delta, Elite Women’s Care, Huntington Ingalls Industries – Fleet Support Group, LLC, International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc., Millers Energy, Paradise Found Massage & Spa, Shipyard Staffing, LLC, Southwest and many more. An expanded list of employers can be found at www.HRCareerFair.com.
“We are very excited to host the Hampton Roads Career Fair! This event is an opportunity for individuals throughout Hampton Roads who are in search of employment; including recent high school and college graduates, transitioning military, and those interested in changing careers, to gain access to some of the area’s top employers,” stated Zoe Thompson, Director of Academic Affairs. “This will be the first time all three campus brands have collaborated to host a career fair and our hope is to provide the Hampton Roads community with a wonderful networking experience that we can continue to offer in the future.”
Career fair goers should come dressed in business attire and bring multiple copies of their resume. Job seekers can register online at www.HRCareerFair.com. For more information regarding the Hampton Roads Career Fair, call (757) 456-5065, ext. 1227.
About Aviation Institute of Maintenance:
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is a network of aviation maintenance schools with campuses coast-to-coast in the United States and headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. AIM students are trained to meet the increasing global demand of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM graduates are eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration exams necessary to obtain their mechanic’s certificate with ratings in both Airframe and Powerplant. AIM’s campuses are in the following major metro areas: Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, San Francisco Bay, Orlando and Norfolk. Visit AviationMaintenance.edu or call (888) FIX-JETS for more information.
About Centura College
Centura College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in healthcare, technology, business, and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.
About Tidewater Tech
Tidewater Tech is a career training school that specializes in trade vocations including Auto Technician, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Building Maintenance and Repair and Welding. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, and job placement assistance. Learn more at www.tidewatertechtrades.edu.
With the start of school just around the corner, AIM Fremont works to support their community by collecting and donating school supplies to the Saint Vincent’s Day Home.
Written By: Courtney McCallion and Jul DeGeus
On Friday, August 2nd, AIM Fremont Campus Executive Director Josh Smith and staff members donated 220 backpacks to children at Saint Vincent’s Day Home. This nonprofit organization is located in Oakland, Ca. and its mission is to “provide quality early education, care, and development services to those in greatest need while offering family services in which children are nurtured and educated and their parent(s) are supported in meeting their parental responsibilities. The program consists of early learning, nutrition, child care,and health screening, as well as parent education and social services referrals for low-income multi-ethnic families struggling toward self-sufficiency. Saint Vincent’s serves primarily single parent families who struggle at or below the poverty line.’’
AIM staff packed each backpack with school supplies including construction paper, glue sticks, crayons and pencils. They then delivered the backpacks to each classroom and partook in Family Day Celebration to welcome the new families for the school year. There were different stations, games and food for the families. AIM Fremont is so happy to partner with this amazing organization and help make the start of the community’s new school year just a little bit brighter!
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.
AAR joins with AIM for the EAGLE Pathway program, which is designed to provide a systematic path for high school students to develop their careers.
Written by Nicole Gleaton
On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Gerald Yagen, President of Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), met with Ryan Goertzen of AAR, the largest Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operator in North America. Mr. Goertzen’s visit to Norfolk was twofold. He started the day at the Huntersville and Berkley Community Centers, where he spoke to the 10-12-year-old participants of Fly Norfolk, a joint venture between AIM and the City of Norfolk’s Parks and Recreation summer camp program. Throughout the program, children are exposed to various careers in aviation, and Mr. Goertzen was on-hand to provide information and answer questions about careers in aviation maintenance.
Additionally, Mr. Goertzen welcomed AIM into AAR’s EAGLE Pathway program with the official signing on Thursday afternoon. For AIM students, this will mean a 23-month program that culminates in a trip to one of AAR’s airframe maintenance facilities, which are in Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Miami, Rockford, IL, and Duluth, MN, to receive on-site mentoring. Internships will be scheduled during AIM’s Winter and Spring breaks and will be coordinated according the geographic location of the student’s home campus. Students who successfully complete the program and internship will be all but guaranteed employment with AAR, where they can earn tuition reimbursement of $5,000 per each of three level rankings they obtain. AAR also pays relocation expenses for employees. For AIM, this partnership will also provide free aircraft training to instructors, so they are better able to prepare students for the workforce. A recent Boeing study shows a predicted shortage of 193,000 new aircraft mechanics in North America through 2037. 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.
Also present for the signing were members of AIM’s staff: Joel English, Vice President of Operations, Jeremiah Scarbrough and Pat Thomas, Regional Directors of Operations, Nicole Gleaton, Communications Coordinator, Ben Clark, Director of Student Affairs, Zoe Thompson, Director of Education, Bruce Jones, Campus Executive Director, and Brad Groom, Assistant Campus Director. From the City of Norfolk: Wynter Benda, Chief Deputy City Manager, Thomas Smigiel, Jr., Norfolk City Council Member, Kenyetta Goshen, Senior Director of Norfolk City Public Schools. Others present: Chuck McPhillips of the Greater Norfolk Corporation and Bruce Holbrook.