A new partnership with American Airlines gives West Los Angeles College students access to the airline’s 450 Los Angeles-based aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs). Students will have ongoing opportunities to engage with AMTs in addition to guaranteed interviews for top-performing students.
“American is excited to partner with West Los Angeles College to train the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals,” said Evie Garces, American’s Vice President of Line Maintenance. “Well-trained AMTs are in high demand, and West prepares students for successful, lucrative careers. Our team of locally-based AMTs is eager to work side-by-side with students, providing ongoing mentorship and real-world experience. American has proudly served Los Angeles for more than 75 years and this is just one more way we continue to support the community where our customers and team members live and work.”
“The students, faculty and staff at West are collectively excited about the launch of a new partnership with American Airlines, and the unique opportunities it will provide our students” said Dr. James Limbaugh, President of West Los Angeles College. “American’s team of aviation maintenance professionals is the best in the business and we look forward to welcoming them to campus. Our students will benefit greatly from their expertise and will have a competitive edge when they graduate and enter the workforce. At West, our motto is ‘Go West. Go Far.’ With this partnership, our students will go even further than before.”
West Los Angeles College has served the Los Angeles community since 1969 and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. The college offers traditional transfer and associate degrees through its academic programs as well as certificate and special programs. Each semester, the college offers nearly 1,000 classes in 12 different academic disciplines.