Thursday, October 14, 2021

UPS, ST Engineering training pact

PENSACOLA, Fla. - With maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) jobs in Pensacola expected to increase, ST Engineering and UPS announced a joint training program. The contract signed Thursday provides for a Pensacola-based program for employment, advancement opportunities and advanced training to mechanics who would live and work in Pensacola while completing the three-year program. The Aircraft Maintenance Pathways Training Program is expected to begin this year with its first 30 students, according to Stephen Lim, president of ST Engineering Aerospace America. To be eligible a person already must be an FAA-certified aviation maintenance technician and hold an Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. That means the students will have already completed an 18-month program at an FAA-accredited school. UPS agreed to send company representatives to headhunt at FAA-accredited schools, Lim said, looking for recent graduates who could be considered top candidates to fill the ranks of the new Pensacola-based training program. ST Engineering has a separate contract with UPS to perform maintenance on the shipping company's planes. Project Titan is the city's project to add three new hangars to the current one-hangar ST Engineering MRO  campus at Pensacola International Airport. It's projected to create 1,325 new jobs at the complex. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 10/14/21)