On Wednesday, August 1, United States Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, of Florida’s Seventh District, along with members of her staff, made a special visit to Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) campus in Casselberry.
Congresswoman Murphy currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Small Business Committee, where she serves as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce. An advocate for military service veterans, Murphy brought up new legislation such as the Better Access to Technical Training, Learning and Entrepreneurship (BATTLE) for Servicemembers Act, which aims to better prepare departing servicemembers, so they can attend school, learn a trade,
or open a small business.
Currently, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires all departing servicemembers to complete the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which offers a required core curriculum designed to help them transition to civilian life. In addition, departing servicemembers currently have the option to participate in a specialized two-day workshop in one of the following areas:
- higher education, conducted by DOD
- technical and skills training, conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs; or,
- entrepreneurship, conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
According to a recent Government Accountability Office report, fewer than 15 percent of eligible active-duty servicemembers participated in one of these two-day workshops in Fiscal Year 2016, including only 4 percent of eligible Marines. Murphy’s BATTLE for Servicemembers Act will boost participation in the training by requiring departing servicemembers to opt out of this specialized training rather than opt in.
Congresswoman Murphy was accompanied by her Chief of Staff Brad Howard and District Director Lauren Allen. The discussion also included Casselberry City Commissioners Sandra Solomon and Anthony Aramendia. AIM was represented by Campus Executive Director Jerry Moore, Campus Assistant Director Kenee Ramirez, Director of Education Derren Kuhn, and other members of campus staff. The purpose of bringing everyone together for the discussion was to showcase AIM’s facilities, iterate the school’s goals and missions, as well as to discuss future growth plans for the campus.
Director Moore spearheaded the meeting, after which Congresswoman Murphy was led on a tour of AIM’s training facilities, including its aircraft hangar. A number of AIM students and staff got to speak with the congresswoman, giving her first-hand feedback on their experiences at the campus.
AIM’s Casselberry campus is located at 2725 S US Highway 17/92, Casselberry, FL 32707. For more information regarding Congresswoman Murphy’s visit contact the campus at (407) 896-2800.
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., Oakland, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance, formerly operating out of Oakland, has relocated to a new facility based in Fremont, CA. Move provides opportunity to grow student population and offers improved training amenities.
By Brian Stauss
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has relocated from its original campus in Oakland, CA to a new facility in Fremont, CA.
Opened in 2010, AIM’s Oakland campus was located at the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, and consisted of three buildings, totaling 31,200 square feet, with an additional 8,800 square feet of aircraft ramp space. With the increase of its student body, the campus’s facilities were at a capacity and a move was necessary in order to grow the school further.
“While being at capacity is a good problem to have, we are extremely excited to move to our new location,” says Josh Smith, Campus Executive Director of AIM Fremont. “The relocation from Oakland to Fremont is an opportunity for us to expand, with a larger and more modern facility,”
The new Fremont campus is housed in a facility of approximately 65,000 square feet. The school boasts 48,000 square feet of hangar space, with an additional 17,000 square footage of office and classroom space. The school’s equipment includes multi-engine and single-engine aircraft, airframes, turbine and piston engines and specially designed training aides. There are 21 classrooms, multiple indoor and outdoor student break areas, including private study rooms.
AIM’s new facility includes a PSI FAA testing center, a Learning Resource System, and 3 computer labs.
The campus will be holding an official ribbon cutting ceremony on September 19, 2018. More details on that event will be released at a later date.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Fremont campus is located at 420 Whitney Place, Fremont CA 94539. For more information call the campus at (510) 553-9600.
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.
The Houston campus of Aviation Institute of Maintenance will be holding a career fair for its students, graduates, as well as individuals in the community who are seeking employment.
By Brian Stauss
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) will be holding a career fair on Wednesday, August 8 at its campus located at 7651 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX. The fair begins at 2 p.m. and will continue until 6 p.m. The event will feature a wide range of companies from the aviation industry and beyond.
Employers attending will lend guidance regarding the application process for their companies, and may even hold on-site interviews for qualified applicants. Guests are expected to attend the career fair professionally dressed, with copies of their resumes and prepared to network. A list of participating employers can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1825222817523647.
“This will be an extraordinary opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in aviation maintenance and, at the same time, provides an avenue for us to promote the various training options available here at AIM,” says Aaron Armendariz, Campus Executive Director of Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Houston campus. “Getting to meet face to face with so many recruiters; without getting lost in the shuffle of online applications, is something that individuals serious about a career in aviation will definitely want to take advantage of.”