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New Educational Assistance and Reimbursements for AMT Pathway Program with SkyWest Airlines

June 13, 2022

SkyWest AMT PathwayA year ago we announced the relaunch of SkyWest’s AMT Pathway Program, which offers students in SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program the opportunity to get a jumpstart on their career while enrolled in school at SJVC. Now we are excited to announce that students in the SkyWest AMT Pathway Program are eligible for up to $7,600 in educational assistance and reimbursements*.


The SkyWest AMT Pathway Program provides a number of benefits for aspiring aircraft mechanics at SJVC. By partnering with SkyWest, SJVC students can receive mentorship, hands-on experience, and a direct pathway to a career in commercial aviation. They are also eligible for:


  • Up to $4,500 in education assistance
  • Up to $1,600 in A&P test fee reimbursements
  • Up to $1,500 in moving expense reimbursements, plus mileage
  • Guaranteed final interview to become an A&P mechanic at SkyWest
  • Enhanced company seniority for things like health insurance, profit-sharing programs and travel


“We’re excited about our partnership with SJVC and the chance to help AMT students get started with their career,” said Eli Mayes, Director of SkyWest Maintenance. “Plus, the addition of financial support as part of the SkyWest AMT Pathway Program makes it even easier for more students to pursue a career as an aircraft mechanic.”


To be eligible for the pathway program candidates must be enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SJVC and in good standing. Unlike an internship, the AMT Pathway Program allows students to remain at SJVC to complete training until they are able to gain their A&P license.


Learn more about the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SJVC.


Learn more about the AMT Pathway Program at SkyWest Airlines.



*Up to $1,600 in A&P test fee reimbursements are paid out after completing initial probation (six months). Up to $1,500 in moving expense reimbursement plus mileage paid per company policy. Up to $4,500 in education assistance with a three-year commitment to SkyWest.

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