Students in West Los Angeles College’s aviation maintenance technician program have new tools in their toolboxes — more than 450 to be exact. Thanks to a new partnership with American Airlines, students now have direct access to the airline’s Los Angeles-based aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) through ongoing engagement opportunities and guaranteed interviews for top-performing students.

“Well-trained AMTs are in high demand, and West prepares students for successful, lucrative careers,” said Evie Garces, American’s Vice President of Line Maintenance.  “Our team of locally-based AMTs is eager to work side-by-side with students, providing ongoing mentorship and real-world experience.”

“The students, faculty and staff at West are collectively excited about the launch of a new partnership with American Airlines, and the unique opportunities it will provide our students,” said Dr. James Limbaugh, President of West Los Angeles College. “American’s team of aviation maintenance professionals is the best in the business and we look forward to welcoming them to campus. Our students will benefit greatly from their expertise and will have a competitive edge when they graduate and enter the workforce. At West, our motto is ‘Go West. Go Far.’ With this partnership, our students will go even further than before.”

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