Category: aviation maintenance

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Hosts Grand Opening Celebration at North Carolina Campus:

The AIM Charlotte campus invites the community to attend their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 21st.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Charlotte North carolina Grand opening details with an airplane taking off.

Written by Jul DeGeus

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) extended their campus locations to include Charlotte, North Carolina as part of its continued effort to address growing workforce demand for aviation and skilled technicians. To celebrate the opening, the campus will be holding an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 7421 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28227.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public, for any individuals interested in sharing in the festivities. Come tour the facility, network with professionals and share refreshments. The 51,000 square foot facility houses a Learning Resource Center, computer lab and 17 classrooms with audio visual technology installation. “We are excited to be able to come together with the Charlotte community and celebrate our grand opening,” states Campus Executive Director Alex Diaz. “AIM’s Charlotte Campus is dedicated to training North Carolina’s future technicians. We are honored to have Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. as our special guest for the ribbon cutting ceremony.”

According to the 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook, the aviation industry will need to hire over 769,000 AMTs over the next 20 years, while the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance reported over 15,000 manufacturing jobs have been added in the Charlotte Region since 2013. 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 Industrial Manufacturing Technician program provides students with the skills needed to enter the manufacturing and fabrication industry. Graduates of AIM have gone on to work for companies such as Southwest, United Airlines and JetBlue.

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 Hampton Roads, Va. Learn more at: www.AviationMaintenance.edu.

The post Aviation Institute of Maintenance Hosts Grand Opening Celebration at North Carolina Campus appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

Application Fee Waived at AIM’s Decision Day:

In an effort to provide college seekers with support during the application process, Aviation Institute of Maintenance hosts Decision Day across their national campuses.

Written By Jul DeGeus

Male and Female Aviation Maintenance Technicians from Aviation Institute of MaintenanceApplying to college can be stressful for prospective students. Whether it is applying to college for the first time or deciding to go back to school, Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) invites all college applicants to attend Decision Day on Saturday, November 9, from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at all AIM campus locations. Decision Day guides prospective students in deciding on the right program choice for them, along with the waiving of AIM’s standard application fee on event date only. Program guidance will be provided by admissions, financial aid, and career services teams who will be onsite for the event.

AIM offers training for careers such as Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Industrial Manufacturing Technician and Maintenance Technician. For a full list of programs and the campus they are offered at, visit AIM’s website. Decision Day will take place at all 12 campus locations:

Atlanta – Metro
2025 Satellite Pointe
Duluth, GA 30096
(678) 377-5600
Indianapolis
7251 West McCarty Street
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 243-4519
Philadelphia
3001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
(215) 676-7700
Charlotte
7421 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28227
(980) 785-0700
Kansas City
4100 Raytown Road
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 753-9920
San Francisco Bay – Metro
420 Whitney Place
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 553-9600
Dallas, TX – Metro
400 E Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062
(214) 333-9711
Las Vegas
5870 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 798-5511
Hampton Roads – Metro
2211 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 363-2121
Houston
7651 Airport Blvd
Houston, TX 77061
(713) 644-7777
Orlando – Metro
2725 S US Highway 17/92
Casselberry, FL 32707
(407) 896-2800
Washington, D.C. – Metro
10640 Davidson Place
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 257-5515

At Decision Day, application fees will be waived for one-day-only and Financial Aid Officers will be onsite to provide fiscal resources and information. Tours of the campus’ labs and class rooms will be available to those interested. Admissions Representatives will host Career Planning Sessions to provide visitors with insight into industry demand, based off of their program of choosing. Light refreshments and drinks will be offered during AIM’s Decision Day.

For more information regarding AIM’s Decision Day, visit https://www.aviationmaintenance.edu/DecisionDay/.

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.

The post Application Fee Waived at AIM’s Decision Day appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

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

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.

The post AIM and Fulcrum Labs Take Home Top Honor in CLO Magazine’s 2019 Learning in Practice Awards appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

Community Career Fair to be Held at Aviation Institute of Maintenance:

Students, graduates and individuals in the community seeking employment may plan to attend AIM’s Career Fair on October 24th.

Male working on jet engine.

Written by Jul DeGeus

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Indianapolis campus, which is located south of the Indianapolis International Airport, will be holding a career fair on Thursday, October 24th, from 2:30 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. Located at 7251 W McCarty St, Indianapolis, IN, the event will feature a wide range of companies from the aviation industry, as well as a variety of companies from other industries.

Employers attending will lend guidance regarding the application process for their companies, and may even hold on-site interviews for qualified applicants. Guests who attend the career fair should wear professional attire, bring copies of their resumes and prepare to network. A few of the employers that will be in attendance are AAR, FedEx, Gulfstream Aerospace, UPS and many more.

“The opportunity 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,” says Andy Duncan, Campus Executive Director of Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Indianapolis campus. “At the same time, the career fair provides an avenue for us to promote the various training options available here at AIM.”

The career fair is free and open to the public, you can RSVP here. No aviation experience is required to attend. For more information regarding Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s career fair, contact AIM’s Indianapolis campus at (317) 243-4519.

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.

The post Community Career Fair to be Held at Aviation Institute of Maintenance appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

Bringing in the Backpacks: AIM Fremont Gives to the Community:

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.

The post Bringing in the Backpacks: AIM Fremont Gives to the Community appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

AIM Signs with AAR for the Eagle Pathway Program:

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.

The post AIM Signs with AAR for the Eagle Pathway Program appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Welcomes Virginia Secretary of Education:

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.

The post Aviation Institute of Maintenance Welcomes Virginia Secretary of Education appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Joins AAR EAGLE Career Pathway Program:

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.

The post Aviation Institute of Maintenance Joins AAR EAGLE Career Pathway Program appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

AIM Offers Manufacturing Training at New Charlotte Campus:

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.

The post AIM Offers Manufacturing Training at New Charlotte Campus appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog

AIM Graduate Spotlight: Randi Amos:

Written by Ginger Ollison, Financial Aid Officer and Jennifer Butler, Assistant Campus Director

Randi Amos walked through the doors of AIM Houston for the first time in August of 2016.  After her tour of the campus, it was time to meet with Financial Aid. She was so nervous, she was visibly shaking. Her Financial Aid Officer, Ms. Ginger Ollison, asked her what was wrong, as Randi was in clear distress. Her response was, “I want to go to school but I know that finances will be the reason I am unable to go because I have no money saved to go to school.”  Ms. Ollison put her at ease and let her know there are many opportunities to help pay for school. From there, they began working with Randi to determine her eligibility.  After completing the financial aid process, Randi learned that not only was she able to go to school, but she was able to afford it. On August 22, 2016, with a smile on her face and her head held high, Randi began her journey, started her first block, and never looked back.

Amidst Randi’s new adventure in returning to school, her mother fell ill and her health deteriorated rapidly.  Although Randi remained strong, her pain was visible.  Staff members recall seeing her in the hallway, but she did not appear to be the same person as when she started; always so full of joy and excitement.  Ms. Ollison asked Randi to come to her office so she could learn how life had been treating Randi.  Confident in the guidance and support Ms. Ollison had always practiced, Randi released her anguish and told Ms. Ollison about her struggles and her mother’s terminal health conditions. Randi expressed that despite her daily challenge to cope, she was determined to finish school.

Sadly, a year later Randi’s mom passed away. Ms. Ollison was determined to support Randi and checked on her progress often. Everyday, Randi found the strength to give a partial smile and insisted she was getting along. It wasn’t until three months before graduation that Ms. Ollison learned Randi was homeless and had been sleeping in her car in a parking lot. With immediate concern, Ms. Ollison reached out to Randi to express that she was willing to work with her to provide any assistance or resources she needed to make it to graduation. Ms. Ollison stressed to Randi that she was not alone; her AIM Houston family was there to support her.

Through losing her only parent, homelessness and other life obstacles, not only did Randi graduate on time, she also passed all her testing and became an FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. Randi knew she had accomplished more than she ever dreamed possible and was excited to move to the next phase to make her mom proud. The A&P certified technician decided to venture out to start her new career in Oscoda, Michigan with Kalitta Air. We are very proud of her and know she will accomplish great things.  She beat the odds, focused on her dreams, and became a shining example of true success. Congratulations Randi Amos, we are so proud of you!

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.

The post AIM Graduate Spotlight: Randi Amos appeared first on AIM Blog.

via AIM Blog