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CCCC’S Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Holds Information Session This Saturday Morning Starting at 9:00am at the Aviation Center

Cape Cod Community College will begin its next series of Aviation Maintenance Technology classes on Monday January 22nd, and to familiarize the public about its unique 14month program, it will hold an open house/information session Saturday Dec. 16th starting at 9 a.m. in the Aviation Center at Gate 6 of the Plymouth Municipal Airport. The Aviation Center is location in the hangars at the far end of the Gate 6 access road, under the green awnings.

The College is eager to fill open slots in the January class because the industry is truly desperate for more graduates.

An April 2017 Forbes Magazine feature article noted that in the US, the median age of aviation mechanics is 51 years old, nine years older than the median age of the broader US workforce (USBLS), and a “perfect storm” is brewing. As hundreds, and likely thousands, of senior aviation maintenance technicians retire, the commercial aviation industry is bringing on an entirely new “crop” of larger, and more technologically advanced aircraft into their fleets. With starting salaries in the $40K to $60K range, plus rapid advancement in major airline hubs up to six figures, it can be a very lucrative career.

With 14 months from start to finish, students see the benefits from their education and training very quickly.  Aviation industry recruiters from manufacturers, to commercial airlines, are regularly visiting the training center to educate students about employment options. Graduates have many options from which to choose upon graduation. During the information session, attendees will learning about the industry, the process to enroll, financial aid options to explore, and the success of its first group of graduates, some of whom are already working in the industry as others prepare for further study toward their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance.

To see more about the program from the students’ and the industry’s perspective, select this link: