The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM), with a tradition of excellence in education over four decades, has 13 campuses nationwide where the job placement rate for the 4,100 students averages 72%. Its graduates have been hired by such important industry players as JetBlue, Delta, United and Southwest as well as GE, AAR and Dallas Airmotive.
AIM has been an ATEC member for over a decade with its top educational administrators active in on committees and the ATEC board. AIM is "co-hosting" the 2020 conference in Fort Worth, providing day-to-day coordination support and hosting attendees at its Irving location for a tour and lunch.
“Being a part of our industry’s educationally-related organization is a responsibility of schools and allows us a vantage point for new regulations being adopted by the FAA,” said AIM Vice President Operations Joel English, who serves on ATEC’s board. “We actually have the opportunity to influence the FAA’s thinking about Part 147 regulation as members of the FAA attend our meetings and interact with us and understand the innovations at the schools. Without schools pitching in with their membership dues, ATEC would never be able to be at the table with the FAA, and all parties would miss out on this special relationship.”
English views the ATEC’s annual conference as one of the industry’s most important events because it enables the collaboration of schools, practitioners, employers and regulatory agencies to develop innovative solutions on what Part 147 training will look like in the future. The Career Fair provides a critical opportunity to match the talents of graduates to fill employer’s needs and address the critical shortage in the industry.
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