West Star Aviation Celebrates Employee Development Initiatives, Congratulates Employees Continuing Technical Training (CHA)
West Star Aviation announces that four individuals have recently completed additional and specific technical training through the company’s Enterprise Training Initiative Program. These programs are in direct relation to their current or future positions with West Star at the Chattanooga, TN (CHA), facility.
Joshua Borne, aircraft maintenance tech II, completed Flight Safety Falcon 2000EX EASy Maintenance Initial, including engine run and taxi.
Chris Gaston, aircraft maintenance tech II, completed Flight Safety Hawker BAE 125 Series Maintenance Initial, including engine run and taxi.
Paul Daniel, aircraft maintenance tech II, completed Flight Safety Cessna 525B Maintenance Initial, including engine run and taxi.
Mike Smith, Embraer project manager, completed Flight Safety Embraer EMB-545/550 Update.
West Star Aviation is dedicated to investing in the development of its employees by providing additional training opportunities for better performance and future career advancement. This approach is a combination of upskilling and refreshing current technicians’ abilities while also actively hiring new technicians and ensuring ongoing training. The benefits result in a higher-skilled technical team, providing customers with expert service on all fronts while increasing employee engagement. These efforts also result in lower employee turnover, helping every team member meet their personal and professional long-term goals.
“We are extremely proud of all our team members who choose to continue their professional development with West Star. These efforts mean the difference between 'good enough' and the 'best of the best,' which is extremely important as West Star takes great pride in delivering customer aircraft on-time and squawk-free,” says Steve Goede, general manager (CHA).
The mindset extends beyond only current West Star employees, however. West Star has dedicated initiatives that also focus on ways to hire more apprentices and prepare them to test for their A&P license, requiring close collaboration with local school districts and community colleges in order to remove barriers for students to enter technical colleges. The program also supports current students in college, as well as transitioning military members and/or mechanically inclined people who desire a career change but lack the skills for entry into a career as an AMT. These programs are offered at all West Star facilities.
For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.