New Aviation Mechanic School to Offer Free Tuition

OAKLAND, CA (2/23/11) – The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has finally made it to the West Coast. The AIM family of aviation schools is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Oakland, California. For their 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. “We are determined to only choose the most devoted and qualified applicants and in order to assure we can meet our objective,” states Lavern Phillips, AIM Director of Business Development.

With the unemployment rate at levels not seen in a long time, retooling and retraining for a new career as an aircraft mechanic is exactly what many unemployed individuals may need. The pool of qualified aviation mechanics and service technicians is decreasing at an alarming rate. There are many factors affecting the supply of these trained aircraft technicians, including increased passenger air travel and the shortage of students entering technical schools. Yet the single biggest factor that is causing the increase demand for aviation mechanics is the retiring of the current generation of skilled technicians. “Most job openings for aircraft mechanics through the year 2016 will stem from the need to replace the many mechanics expected to retire over the next decade.” as stated by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more information about this program and the opportunity to earn a tuition-free education, please contact AIM at 866-859-6378. The Oakland campus is located at 9636 Earhart Road, near the Oakland International Airport.

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance

AIM –Oakland campus is part of the nation’s largest family of aviation maintenance schools, with headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Through AIM’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program, students prepare for a high-flying career in aviation maintenance. Students learn the skills necessary to become successful in one of the world’s fastest growing industries, aviation maintenance. AIM graduates are there to meet the increasing global demands of commercial, cargo, corporate and private aviation employers. AIM’s other campuses are located in Atlanta; Chesapeake, Virginia; Dallas; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Manassas, Virginia; Orlando and Philadelphia. Learn more at