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Fresno aircraft mechanic program student succeeds against all odds

by Nyla on January 18, 2018

There were three potential handicaps that could prevent Sophia Leide from doing well in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program in Fresno. She was young. At 17 years old, she had just completed her high school graduation requirements. As a home-schooled student, she had not been in a classroom environment for a few years and –

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Aviation Maintenance students took field trip to visit California Air National Guard

Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technology students get close to the jet action

by Nyla on December 19, 2017

Aviation Maintenance Technology program students finally got to visit the source of the ground-vibrating rumble they hear every day while they’re in class or working on plane parts in the college campus’ hangar located at the Fresno-Yosemite International airport. A three-hour field trip took them to the 144th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base close

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AMT graduate Norm with instructor Thomas Sabatino

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad thinks he is one lucky guy

by Nyla on July 6, 2017

“I smile a little more, have a little bounce in my step,” says Norm McCraine, recent Fresno – Aviation campus graduate. “My whole attitude toward life has changed because this is an unbelievably good job.” Last month, Norm went to work for Virgin Galactic as an Avionic A&P Technician (“spacewrench”) on SpaceShipTwo in Mohave. He

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Aviation Maintenance Technology grads are landing jobs with big name companies

Aviation Maintenance Tech grads land jobs with big names in aviation industry

by Nyla on March 15, 2017

“I don’t think I’m going to have a single problem with employment,” says Norm McCraine, who will graduate from Fresno’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program in April. “I figure a month and a half out of training, I will be working.” A lot of his confidence comes from the fact that Aviation Maintenance Technology program

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Aviation Maintenance graduate Louis McArthur

In-demand Aviation jobs brought employers to recent graduate

by Nyla on February 16, 2017

27-year-old Louis McArthur did his time stocking shelves, working in retail and managing pizza places. He was ready to commit to more education to open the right doors, and had two things driving his career choice: He wanted to work with his hands and he wanted something that would allow him to provide steadily for

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Virgin Spaceship Unity

Fresno Aviation campus graduates hired to build spacecraft

by Nyla on January 12, 2017

Who has never looked up into the night sky and dreamed of the thrilling possibility of space travel? Two recent and one soon-to-be Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technician graduates just signed on with The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, to help make those dreams a reality. “I so wanted to do this, as a kid,” says

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Aviation Maintenance graduate Mariela

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad overcomes lifelong quitting habit

by Nyla on June 30, 2016

When Mariela Alvarez started the Aviation Maintenance Technology program on Fresno’s Aviation campus in 2010, she had lots of self-doubt. “I am usually the person who would quit whatever I started,” she admits. “I started Vet Tech (Veterinary Technology program), and I quit on that. My mind just wasn’t totally there.” Mariela’s dad used to

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