Florida Institute of Technology
Sources of Future Aviation Professionals
In this context, it is important to note that the FAA awarded F.I.T. Aviation LLC’s maintenance shop and aviation maintenance technicians with the William (Bill) O’Brien Diamond AMT Employer Award, the agency’s highest honor given to aviation organizations that employ FAA-certified mechanics. The award is presented as recognition of the dedication to safety demonstrated by F.I.T. Aviation in committing the time and funding to provide its 19 AMTs with training and professional development that help strengthen safety.
and the Aviation program includes practical and academic education.
Like any professional educational institution, a big consideration for prospective students is financial aid and F.I.T. offers both scholarships and loans.
Perhaps a simple, tax deductible approach to solving the projected deficit of future mechanics and pilots would be for airlines, repair stations and aviation manufacturers to sponsor scholarships at F.I.T. and other well regarded aviation education institutions.
According to US News & World Reports there are a number of highly academic institutions;
another rating service judges the top pilot training schools; and
a list of exceptional schools to train AMT’s.
The scholarships alone will not necessarily result in the students’ graduating to the sponsoring company, but creating internships as well as mentors might create more loyalty.
Back to F.I.T., a Chinese delegation visited the campus; so, American interests would be wise to visit Melbourne, FL soon.