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Bringing in the Backpacks: AIM Fremont Gives to the Community

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

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.

 

Aviaiton institute of maintenance Volunteers donate backpacks to children.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.

 

AIM Signs with AAR for the Eagle Pathway Program

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019

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.

Business men shaking hands

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.

Group of people in business meeting

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.

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.