Aviation High School Students Soaring High, Making Headlines

Top students from Aviation High School’s class of 2016 visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center to learn about unions and the aviation industry.

New York City’s Aviation High School is featured in an NPR article highlighting the quality education students receive from the program, which prepares them for jobs in the aviation field right out of high school.

The Queens, NY school is in close proximity to both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and boasts that 99 percent of students receive job offers upon graduating the school.

The IAM has a close partnership with Aviation High School, where for the 14th straight year students attended a program at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD for an opportunity to learn about unions and the aviation industry.

Twenty-five students spent four days at WWW and Washington, DC with a schedule full of classes and a visit to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The students concluded their week with a visit and tour of IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.

“I am always so impressed by the students from the Aviation High School,” said IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja, an Aviation High School graduate. “They represent the future of the aviation industry, and quite possibly the future of the IAM. I’m proud of the IAM’s involvement with the school and our efforts to give the students exposure to the wide reaching effects of the airline industry.”