AAR CORP. has launched Fellowship Programs with Vincennes University and Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, to continue expanding efforts to attract talent to the field.
AAR’s latest Fellowship Programs build on longstanding relationships with Vincennes University and AIM and complement AAR’s existing EAGLE Career Pathway Program designed to meet the future demands of the industry.
“The need for aviation maintenance technicians is as critical as the shortage of pilots and continues to grow,” explained Brian Sartain, AAR’s Vice President, Repair and Engineering.
Students selected as AAR Fellows receive scholarships to pursue airframe and powerplant programs while working at an AAR MRO facility. After graduation, Fellows in good standing are guaranteed employment with AAR.
Earlier this year, AAR matriculated its inaugural class of Fellows at its Fellowship Program in Rockford, Illinois.
“AAR’s Fellowship Program removes the cost of education as a barrier to enter the aviation maintenance technician field,” said Michael Gehrich, Vincennes University’s Director of Aviation. “This shows AAR’s commitment to help fill the aviation maintenance technician pipeline and connect students with the potential for a six-figure career track.”