Veterans and Military Community can qualify for
Aircraft Maintenance Technician Certification

Tampa, FL-

– CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB), CareerSource Polk (CSP) in collaboration with Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services/Pemco Conversions, and MacDill Air Force Base has a career training opportunity for Transitioning Service Members and others who qualify for Aircraft Maintenance Technician Certification training. The grant will recognize skills attained in the armed forces and support transference to civilian life.

The “Troops to Technician” program is part of the Get There Faster Grant, provided by the state of Florida, and is open to veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. The grant provides a career pathway to high-demand positions in the aviation sector, assists in talent development to address the unique needs of the military community and relocate or transition military members to civilian life.

“We anticipate providing more than 100 individuals with this unique training opportunity over the next two years,” said Doug Earle, CSTB’s Veteran and Military Family Representative. “This program will also help provide training in well-paid aviation careers. This is a great opportunity for those who qualify.”

CSTB and CSP will partner with Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (Pemco Conversions) to launch the Troops to Technicians program. The partnership will focus on skills attained in the armed forces that have a transference to the aviation maintenance sector.

This career pathway culminates in earning the FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certifications while building civilian career experience with the Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services team. Additional program expansion opportunities exist in growing Airborne’s operations, including Polk, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.

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Click on this link for more information. or contact Zachariah Pearson at
[email protected] or call at 813.296.2517.

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