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AIM and Fulcrum Labs Take Home Top Honor in CLO Magazine’s 2019 Learning in Practice Awards

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), the nation’s largest provider of FAA-certified aviation maintenance education, and Fulcrum Labs, the industry leader in AI-powered adaptive learning technology, analytics and training outcomes, announced that they have been awarded gold in the “Excellence in Partnership” category of CLO Magazine’s 2019 Learning in Practice Awards.

Fulcrum Labs and AIM were recognized for the learning outcomes from their collaboration, which started in 2017 when Fulcrum Labs was hired to create and deliver an adaptive test preparation program that would encourage AIM learners to sit for and pass critical FAA certification exams. In the ensuing years, the two companies have leveraged Fulcrum’s proprietary behavior and knowledge mapping (BKM™) capabilities and predicative analytics to fine tune the learning strategy, content and delivery in order to meet AIM’s corporate goals and program objectives. To that end, the two companies recently reported that their test prep program has increased the total number of AIM graduates, encouraged 25 percent higher exam participation due to improved confidence, and improved FAA certification pass rates to more than 90 percent.

“The success of our partnership with Fulcrum Labs has empowered us to set new, exciting goals for our company,” said Joel English, Vice President at AIM. “Armed with the technology within this certification preparation course that we provide for all AIM students, 22 percent of the new graduates that the FAA certified in 2018 came from AIM campuses, and we’re committed to producing 25 percent – or one in every four – of all FAA-certified aviation mechanics for the industry in 2020.”

AIM also hopes to increase pass rates by an additional 25 percent by 2021, moving the aviation industry toward unprecedented certification rates and filling a persistent and critical skill gap that has plagued the industry for years. No doubt, the companies will continue to expand on their already fruitful partnership to achieve these goals together.

“This partnership award underscores our dedication to building strong client relationships,” said Patrick Weir, CEO of Fulcrum Labs. “It validates our commitment and success executing our mission to turn students (and employees) into learners and turn learners into confident subject matter masters.”

Since 2003, the Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice awards have recognized learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs through a combination of qualities such as leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment.

Learning in Practice winners were announced at the CLO Fall Symposium on October 14, 2019, in Chicago. For more information about these awards, visit: https://learninginpractice.clomedia.com/.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is the leader in aviation maintenance training. AIM has a network of 13 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, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Mo., Fremont, Calif., Orlando, Fla., and Norfolk, Va. Learn more at: http://www.AviationMaintenance.edu.

About Fulcrum Labs

Fulcrum Labs is a cloud-based, SaaS learning solution that is, first and foremost, outcomes driven. The company’s proprietary, Adaptive 3.0 training platform leverages AI, Machine Learning and data-science-driven predictive analytics to: reduce training times and costs; build and verify learner confidence and skill mastery; nurture learner autonomy and self-remediation; identify those at risk of not applying the learning; evaluate the integrity of course content; and foster a culture of learning within corporations and academic institutions. Fulcrum’s platform can also assess an organization’s training gaps and the efficacy of existing L&D delivery systems. In a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study, Fulcrum’s platform was the only adaptive system that was able to demonstrably improve both learning outcomes and increase learner course satisfaction. It has been awarded sixteen consecutive Brandon Hall Awards over the past three years in partnership with its customers, including Gold in Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy, Gold in Best Results of a Learning Program and Gold in Best Advancement in Technology for Testing and Learning Evaluation; Fulcrum was the winner of EdTech Digest’s 2018 Best Professional Skills Solution award; and the company was previously honored with a bronze award in CLO Magazine’s 2017 Learning in Practice Awards. For more information on Fulcrum Labs, please visit fulcrumlabs.ai.

AIM Charlotte Now Enrolling for Aviation Maintenance Technician Program

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

The AIM Charlotte campus offers Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program to support the industry need.

Male Aviation Maintenance Technician working on jet engine.

Written by Jul DeGeus

 Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) Charlotte, North Carolina campus is now enrolling for their Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program. This program was designed to address the global demand for aviation technicians. According to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, the aviation industry will need to hire over 769,000 AMTs over the next 20 years.

AIM’s AMT program prepares students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification for employment in aviation maintenance. The program includes two Capstone courses to prepare students for the General FAA written exam and the Aircraft Electronics Technician and CertTec certification examinations. Some standard job duties include diagnosing mechanical or electrical problems; repairing wings, brakes, electrical systems, and other aircraft components; replacing defective parts, using hand tools or power tools; and examining replacement aircraft parts for defects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage of an aircraft mechanic and service technician is over $62,500. Graduates of AIM Have gone on to work for companies such as Southwest, United Airlines and JetBlue.

The FAA approved 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. AIM Charlotte’s next start date is November 4th, 2019.

For more information regarding AIM Charlotte’s Aviation Maintenance Technician 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.

Take Your Career to a Hire Level: The Hampton Roads Career Fair

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019

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.

two males and a female working in skilled trades for the HAmpton Roads Career Fair on Septermever 25th from 10 am till 2 pm

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.

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.