WILMINGTON — Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) was recently named Employer of the Month by Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development for the company’s investment in training students for careers in aviation.
“With all the support that AMES gives to this program through donations, working with getting our students internships, working with Ohio Means Jobs and veterans, and along with being a strong influence in the community and surrounding areas, it was an absolute, overwhelming decision on selecting AMES,” said David L. Angus, aviation instructor at the Laurel Oaks Career Campus in Wilmington.
AMES also works with Southern State Community College’s adult aviation program, as well as supporting test preparation classes for those who are ready to test for their civilian FAA license, such as veterans.
“Trained aviation professionals are currently in high demand in our industry,” said AMES President Brady Templeton. “We’re working hard to recruit enough people for all the licensed technician jobs we have, but there’s a shortage of qualified applicants right now, not just here but globally.”
AMES has more than 100 experienced technician and entry-level jobs currently open, and expects to have more in coming years. The company recruits candidates via the internet, recruitment firms, military job fairs, aviation industry events, and through employee referrals.
Fortunately, a vocational education like the one available at Laurel Oaks qualifies students for many of these positions.
“There’s a real opportunity here for young men and women to graduate from vocational high school with their General and Airframe License and get started immediately on a great career in their area,” Templeton said. “With nine more months of training, they can obtain a Powerplant License as well. At this point they are well on their way to completing an Associate’s Degree program if they choose to continue with college courses and all of this can be accomplished here in the local area.”
More information about careers at AMES is available at www.airbornemx-jobs.com.