Universal Technical Institute and Hawaiian Airlines Partner to offer Career Opportunities

March 6, 2024
Universal Technical Institute graduates who have earned their FAA certifications are guaranteed a first-round job interview with Hawaiian Airlines.

Universal Technical Institute, the transportation, skilled trades and energy education division of UTI, Inc. has announced a partnership with Hawaiian Airlines designed to expand career opportunities for Universal Technical Institute airframe and powerplant graduates who earn their FAA certifications.

Moving forward, Universal Technical Institute graduates who have earned their FAA certifications are guaranteed a first-round job interview with Hawaiian Airlines. If hired, they are eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000 and a relocation budget of up to $12,000. Hawaiian Airlines will also participate in Universal Technical Institute's career fairs, classroom visits, and webinars.

"Our airframe and powerplant program is designed to prepare students for entry-level opportunities in various areas of the aviation industry, and this partnership with Hawaiian Airlines will provide our graduates with an additional career pathway," said Tracy Lorenz, president of the Universal Technical Institute Division. "It is through industry partnerships that we can showcase our commitment to being a workforce solutions partner to employers and learners alike."

"Hawaiian Airlines is pleased to support Universal Technical Institute graduates interested in building a rewarding aviation career with us. We look forward to meeting students, sharing more about what it means to be Hawaiiʻs hometown airline, and welcoming graduates to our team," said Jim Landers, senior vice president of technical operations at Hawaiian Airlines.

Universal Technical Institute's airframe and powerplant program is available at campuses in Avondale, Ariz.Long Beach, Calif.Miramar, Fla.Canton, Mich., and Houston. Now in its 95th year of continuous service, Hawaiian Airlines offers approximately 150 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands and nonstop flights between Hawaii and 15 U.S. gateway cities—more than any other airline.