West Star Aviation has partnered with Madison County Career and Technical Education Office, along with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) for a Federal Apprenticeship Event for National Apprenticeship Week at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility on November 14 and 15, 2019. This event will allow students to inquire about aviation maintenance careers and explore the local opportunities available with the new AMT Apprenticeship Program, in conjunction with the two-year Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SWIC.
The event will include a lunch, facility tour, presentation and commentary from current West Star employees working as Apprentices while attending SWIC, as well as management, plus college life details from SWIC’s enrollment specialist, typical daily routine, learning experiences, required supplies and cost information.
“We are excited to be able to share this real-life experience with students in the area. It allows them to explore the true working environment where they can complete their degrees and graduate with a secure job in the local area,” says Katie Johnson, vice president of Human Resources. “We are always looking for ways to expand our hiring programs while exposing potential graduates to the corporate aviation industry, thus gaining the most experienced technicians and offering them an extended career with West Star,” Johnson continued.