Mechanic Shortage Talks in Washington
Legislation has come up with the Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Pilot Program on March 7th, 2018. This bipartisan legislation is designed to help close the skills gap and fill aviation maintenance jobs. The need to produce skilled aviation technicians is addressed in the bill to incentivize businesses, labor groups, schools, and local governments to innovate ways to recruit. “If there’s one issue keeping our members awake at night, it’s where to find the next generation of technical talent. This bill is an important step in the right direction. It will incentivize local cooperation to develop new aerospace professionals and help veterans and others transition to careers in this high-tech, growing sector,” said Christian A. Klein, executive vice president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.
Mx2Fly is looking forward to working with the schools producing these well-qualified aviation technicians and leveraging their talents to maintain a safer airspace. “There is a global demand for well-qualified aviation technicians. To keep pace, this bill will afford service providers the opportunity to develop innovative new training programs and provide vital financial support to those seeking career employment in the field of aviation maintenance,” said Dr. Dan Peterson, President and CEO of Spartan College.
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