The Workforce Connection (TWC), the region’s dedicated workforce development resource, and AAR announced a new Apprenticeship program for the region. The EAGLE Sheet Metal Apprenticeship combines classroom training with paid work experience to ensure students are ready for employment at AAR’s state of the art facility and a career in aviation maintenance. 

“This is the best way of serving both of our customers – employers and career-seekers – because it gets someone employed, educated, and learning new skills, and the employer can get someone working. It’s a win for everyone,” says Dr. Lisa Bly-Jones, Executive Director for The Workforce Connection Board.

In this full time training program, individuals enrolled in AAR’s EAGLE Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program will have the opportunity to get paid to learn with a guaranteed wage increase as they develop new skills. Individuals will engage in classroom learning for 15 hours each week, and then on-the-job learning at AAR for 25 hours per week using the skills learned in class. The starting pay for work experience is $15 per hour and classes are 14 weeks long. Individuals who successfully complete the course will be hired on full time with AAR with a growth in wages.

AAR is looking for candidates who are mechanically inclined with a strong desire to learn new skills. Individuals must be 18+ years old with a High School diploma or GED. No Aircraft experience is required!

In addition to classroom training and paid on the job training, individuals will have support services from The Workforce Connection including assistance with transportation, childcare, and other wrap-around services.

Apply Below: Career-seekers can submit their application online and The Workforce Connection will contact applicants with next steps, which includes an information meeting. 

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