Airbus is partnering with local schools and other organizations to create new pathways to employment with Airbus for local high school students and others who have little or no aviation experience.
For high-school seniors, the first of the newly announced is a taxiway leading them directly into the second. FlightPath9 is a nine-month program of training that students attend after school. Taking place two evenings a week, it adds up to 200 hours of instruction. Upon graduation, those students are then ready to enter Airbus’ Fast Track program.
Fast Track is a 12- to 15-week experience designed to give new Airbus hires training in the basic skills, knowledge and abilities for a career in aerospace maintenance Taylor said it teaches “a program of global competencies for working on aircraft: torqueing, riveting, gauging, reading blueprints, how to use tools, ergonomics and more.”
Fast Track is not limited to students from the FlightPath9 program or to candidates from the Mobile area.
“Making a difference can mean many things. One is creating opportunities..Limited or no aerospace experience equals no problem.”
– Daryl Taylor, General Manager