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ENMU-Roswell to offer shorter program The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at ENMU-Roswell has revised its training curriculum. Students can now complete the requirements for a certificate to completion in only 14.5 months. The revised...


ENMU-Roswell to offer shorter program

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at ENMU-Roswell has revised its training curriculum. Students can now complete the requirements for a certificate to completion in only 14.5 months. The revised curriculum was recently approved by the FAA. Students will receive advanced composite repair training, Boeing 727 familiarization training, and Cessna approved composite training certification. Students also benefit from hands-on training on operational aircraft and local internship opportunities. University and aviation officials predict the demand for certified AMTs will continue to grow. The industry expects 12,000 new airframe and powerplant mechanics are needed annually to fill available jobs. Visit www.roswell.enmu.edu for more information.

New aviation mechanic school to offer free tuition

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has finally made it to the West Coast. It has opened its newest location in Oakland, CA. For the inaugural class, AIM is looking for first class candidates to dedicate the time necessary to graduate from the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. If a student can do that, they will receive free tuition. The entire education that they receive from AIM will be paid for, with one stipulation, the student must graduate. For more information about this program and the opportunity to earn a tuition-free education, call (866) 859-6378. The Oakland campus is located at 9636 Earhart Rd., near the Oakland International Airport.

Unmanned aircraft course enrollment up

Interest in Kansas State University Salina’s Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems is soaring, with enrollment up 200 percent since fall 2010. Most of the students in the class are professional pilot majors, some have military experience, and some plan to enter the military after the training. The UAS program is located on K-State’s Salina campus. The campus’ access to restricted airspace at the Smoky Hills Weapon Range means students are getting hands-on, real-world experience. The unmanned aerial systems program currently offers a certificate, university officials anticipate a bachelor’s degree wil be available when the next semester begins. For more information visit www.k-state.edu. http://www.amtonline.com/article/article.jsp?id=14005&siteSection=1

Free to high school students

Founded in 1973 and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District’s North Valley Occupational Center, the Aircraft Mechanic School is one of the only programs of its kind open to high school students. It offers a combination of classroom lectures in 45 individual subject areas and shop-oriented projects; its facilities include a high-bay hangar in which students work on actual propeller aircraft, jets, and helicopters. Approximately 150to 200 students are enrolled each year in the two-year program, which is free to high school students and costs about $500 total for older students including summer session. Both day and night classes are available. The Van Nuys Airport Association awards two $500 scholarships in memory of Milton Widelitz, one of VNAA’s original founders and also the founder of Aerolease Associates. For more information on the scholarships visit www.nvoc.org/html/aviation.html.

Employee benefits for industry association

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has selected Jet Professionals and its Benefits Connection program as the recommended employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm for its members and member companies. Benefits Connection assists small and mid-size business aviation companies in controlling and reducing employee health care costs. To learn more call (800) 441-6016. http://www.amtonline.com/article/article.jsp?id=14013&siteSection=1

NTSB offers investigative courses

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