Aviation services provider AAR (NYSE: AIR) has announced it has partnered with Rock Valley College to expand aviation maintenance education and training, the company said.
The expanded education and training curriculum will further enhance instruction, students´ job experiences and their career prospects at AAR upon graduation.
AAR is introducing EAGLE Career Pathway at schools near its five US aircraft repair stations. EAGLE demonstrates how students can earn portable, stackable skills and earn USD 80,000 or more annually within three to five years. The stackable skills will enable students who are interested to pursue the coveted position of FAA-certified airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic. There is a shortage of 189,000 aircraft mechanics in North America, according to a study by Boeing.
Rock Valley College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Rockford, Illinois, offering more than 100 courses for transfer, career programs and certificates.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services.