December 2, 2013. AMTSociety Executive Director Ronald Donner has been unanimously selected by the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) board of directors as an industry board member. AMTSociety and ATEC have enjoyed a long relationship over the years and the board appointment further strengthens this relationship. A core initiative of AMTSociety is to support aircraft maintenance education and those students choosing to pursue a career in aircraft maintenance.
Donner says, “I’m honored to have been selected for this position. Both my industry background and position at AMTSociety will support any number of ATEC initiatives that benefit students, schools and industry.”
AMTSociety will be participating in the 2014 ATEC Conference and will be providing one of the AMTSociety education and Inspection Athorization refresher events on Saturday April 5th.
Raymond Thompson, Associate Dean at the College of Aviation, Western Michigan University and current ATEC President, says, “I am pleased that the AMTSociety and ATEC relationship will continue and grow. This partnership is vital to the workforce development initiatives of both organizations as we work to attract, train, and retain new AMTs into the aviation workforce.”
Formed in 2005, the AMTSociety’s vision is to actively promote and protect the professional aircraft maintenance technician’s craft and profession, advance the future of that profession and, to provide resources and benefits to its members. AMTSociety is a property of Cygnus Business Media and together with its related aviation properties help the AMTSociety through administrative, marketing and management support.
ATEC was founded in 1961 to further the standing of FAA approved schools with education and industry, and to promote mutually beneficial relations with all industry and government agencies. The ATEC mission is to advocate for aviation maintenance schools in the areas of curriculum improvement, technical and financial support, while promoting mutually beneficial relations with related government and industry groups.