20 Students Graduating from GTCC's Aviation Program Start Work at TIMCO

GREENSBORO, NC—5 August, 2013 … TIMCO Aviation Services (“TIMCO”) and Guilford Technical Community College (“GTCC”) announced today that 20 students graduating from GTCC’s Aviation Systems Technology Program started employment at TIMCO on August 1st. The graduates are embarking on an accelerated training program developed by TIMCO and GTCC that will provide five weeks of additional training specific to the type of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of commercial aircraft performed for TIMCO customers. 

Andy Halsey, Vice President of Human Resources at TIMCO, said, “This is one of the largest groups of graduates we have hired from GTCC at one time. We always prefer to hire from our local community, and GTCC continues to be a great partner to help us fill the need we have for highly skilled employees.”

Pete Laszcz, General Manager of TIMCO’s Greensboro MRO operations added, “Our industry is facing strong demand for qualified aircraft maintenance technicians. We are very excited to welcome these new GTCC graduates into the TIMCO family and to support the growth in business we are experiencing with our customers.”

Dr. Richard Pagan, Division Chairman of the Transportation Technologies at GTCC, said, “We have designed and adapted our programs at GTCC to provide the kind of industry-specific education aerospace employers in our region are seeking. Seeing these 20 graduates move into full time jobs with TIMCO is an exciting validation of our approach.”

Prospective students can learn more about the program requirements and to apply for future courses by visiting the GTCC website at www.gtcc.edu.

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves approximately 45,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers.

TIMCO Aviation Services is one of the largest, independent aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, supporting global aircraft operators and owners with comprehensive aircraft care services including base maintenance from three multi-hangar locations. The company’s TIMCO Aerosystems division provides interiors design, engineering, certification and integration services, as well as manufactured products including the FeatherWeight™ line of galleys, lavs and passenger seating. The TIMCO Engine Center provides engine MRO and TIMCO LineCare delivers line maintenance and cabin care at airports across the U.S.