CALIFORNIA- The aviation maintenance technician program at West Los Angeles College has received a valuable addition to its resources—more than 450 new tools with the help of American Airlines (AA).
This enhancement comes through a recently formed collaboration with American Airlines, offering students direct access to the airline’s Los Angeles-based aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs). The partnership includes ongoing engagement opportunities and guaranteed interviews for students who demonstrate high performance.
American Airlines to Train Technician
Evie Garces, American’s Vice President of Line Maintenance, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “American is excited to partner with West Los Angeles College to train the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals. Well-trained AMTs are in high demand, and West prepares students for successful, lucrative careers. Our team of locally-based AMTs is eager to work side-by-side with students, providing ongoing mentorship and real-world experience. American has proudly served Los Angeles for more than 75 years, and this is just one more way we continue to support the community where our customers and team members live and work.”
Dr. James Limbaugh, President of West Los Angeles College, conveyed collective excitement about the new partnership, highlighting the unique opportunities it presents for students.
He added, “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.”
Serving Los Angeles Community
Established in 1969, West Los Angeles College has been a vital institution serving the Los Angeles community and holds the designation of a Hispanic-serving institution.
The college provides a range of educational opportunities, including traditional transfer and associate degrees through various academic programs, as well as certificate and special programs.
Offering nearly 1,000 classes in 12 distinct academic disciplines each semester, the college is committed to fostering diverse learning experiences.
At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), American Airlines and its wholly-owned carriers have a workforce of nearly 7,000 team members, with 468 individuals serving in the airline’s line maintenance team.
This team plays a crucial role in maintaining American Airlines’ mainline fleet, which consists of over 950 aircraft.
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