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College students must apply online. If
AAR accepts their application, students
enter a mentorship program and visit the
local AAR facility once a month as they
complete their education. The program
takes them through a 13-step checklist
and covers everything from HR to safety
and quality and operations.
"We do this while they are in school
because we want them to go back to their
peers and talk to them about their experiences," Goertzen says. "Other students
may become interested in EAGLE because
of these conversations."
If AAR hires them after graduation, they
start as an apprentice, then move up from
Level III, to Level II, to Level I and then
specialize in various departmental areas.
The company evaluates apprentices on
their ability to complete technical skills
and on soft skills such as: How do they
work with a team? Do they show up on
time? How do they respond to supervision?
"When they have mastered the technical and soft skills, they can move up from
apprentice all the way to Level I technician," he says.
Programs like AAR's are helping
push more certified A&Ps into the field.
Something that historically has been difficult. Maguire explains the biggest barrier
to certification after graduation is cost.
This is being tackled in two ways. One,
schools are trying to build testing into their
curriculum. This makes it easy for students because the cost is included in their
tuition. Then employers, like AAR, are hiring students as apprentices and covering
the cost of their certification. The FAA
has said it will expand its Organization
Designation Authorization (ODA) program
so that companies and schools can oversee
A&P testing, much like individual designees do today.
"This will expand the availability of testing," she says. "And, that's something an
employer could really take advantage of
if they wanted to create a testing program
and test students."
Partnerships that build awareness, entice
new demographics, and create a workforce
pipeline for aviation maintenance careers

will fill the pipeline. Though these things
take time to reach full momentum, the
industry is already well on its way to making a difference.

RONNIE WENDT is a freelance writer based in
Waukesha, Wis. She specializes in aviation and
writes regularly for several aviation publications.

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Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
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