Western Michigan University continues to cement its position as a major aviation school.

This Friday at Noon, WMU will announce a partnership with AAR, a global provider of aviation services.

The program will be named the AAR Eagle Career Pathway Program at WMU. This launch

"will expand the University's aircraft maintenance, repair and operating supply instruction and include job shadowing and mentoring opportunities, as well as the sharing of proprietary software information with students interested in careers as aircraft maintenance technicians. Under this first-of-its-kind program for aviation maintenance, students will receive academic support, be monitored throughout their academic careers and have the opportunity to interview with AAR after graduation." - WMU release

According to Dr. Raymond Thompson, the associate dean of the College of Aviation. 'the AAR Eagle program further distinguishes WMU's already competitive aviation program with yet another resource for students pursuing a career in a high-demand field. It also works to help close the gap between the supply of mechanics and demand for them projected within the next decade that threatens the expansion and modernization of the global airline fleet."

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