Constant Aviation and Western Technical College Partner to Offer Career Solutions for Students
Constant Aviation, a provider of maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) services, announces that it is partnering with Western Technical College of El Paso, TX, to provide flexible, long-term career paths for students looking to enter the high-technology world of aviation maintenance. Under the new partnership, students will be able to exit the Western Tech program and enter directly into the aviation workforce, earning their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications while also working at Constant Aviation, learning from the best and using the most advanced technology.
“Constant Aviation’s partnership with Western Technical College will make many career opportunities available to its students,” says Nicole Krafchek, Constant Aviation’s head of recruiting and employee engagement. “We have always focused on attracting top talent and team members with a passion for their careers. Western Tech’s mission, together with academic programs that align with the aviation industry’s needs, make this partnership a perfect fit.”
“Western Tech’s curriculums are perfectly suited as a head start to our apprentice programs,” says Jim Yarborough, Constant Aviation’s head of work force development. “The quality instructors at Western Tech, the outstanding curriculum and the program’s high standards lend themselves to creating skilled technicians with outstanding earnings potential in a meaningful career.”
Adds Brad Kuykendall, chief executive officer at Western Tech, “Our curriculum fits seamlessly with the industry’s expectations for future generations of aviation technicians, preparing students so they immediately can transition into the field using the knowledge they’ve just developed. It’s a remarkably small commitment for the dividends that are paid.”
In addition, Western Tech will be working with Constant Aviation on future endeavors to supplement emerging technology initiatives such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Constant Aviation has been an authorized UAS service center since 2017 and has been building partnerships to support the market for this emerging technology.
Beyond aviation, Western Tech and Constant Aviation have a common bond. Constant Aviation is the official aircraft maintenance and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) provider of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and is the official sponsor of the NHRA’s iconic Factory Stock Showdown class. Western Tech is the presenting sponsor of the NHRA Youth and Education Services (YES) Program.