Are Aircraft Mechanics in Demand?
Most employers in the aviation industry are facing difficulties in hiring for aircraft mechanics. The industry is experiencing two unique challenges.
- Year-over-year growth in the market, and
- The need to replace workers leaving the occupation
On May 8, 2018 a bipartisan bill, knows as “The Aviation Workforce Development Pilot Program Bill, H.R. 5701,” was proposed to help fill vacancies for aircraft maintenance technicians. The legislation was created to help avoid the effect job vacancies will have in the aviation industry, from general aviation to commercial aviation. U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin states, “With more than 2.58 million passengers traveling through U.S. airports every day, it’s crucial that the aviation industry has the skilled workforce they need to get every passenger to their destination safely.”
Aircraft Mechanics are in Demand*
Aviation technology has also evolved from year to year. To gain the necessary skills and experience needed for an aircraft maintenance technician, training is required. Schools like MIAT College of Technology are trying to fill the gap and train students that want a challenging hands-on career.
*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary
Due to the experience requirement, an FAA approved aviation mechanic license is usually acquired through the military, work apprenticeships, or through an Aviation Maintenance Technician School. Students at MIAT College of Technology can obtain their A&P certificate in as little as 20 months.* At MIAT students are given both hands-on training and technical skills education. This training helps students meet the experience requirement set by the FAA. MIAT helps educate students for the examination and gives students the experience they need to acquire an entry into aviation maintenance employment, especially with MIAT’s partnerships with employers like Delta Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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