Aviation High School recently held its annual graduation ceremony. Approximately 440 students received their high school diploma, with many earning their Airframe and Powerplant licenses certifying them to work as mechanics in the airline industry.
This year, both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were presented with IAM scholarships. There were several other airline representatives and sponsors that presented the graduates with donations and prizes, but the IAM remains the only labor organization that awards students with scholarships and tool boxes for their educational achievements.
“The IAM has enjoyed its long-standing partnership with Aviation High School and is honored each year to be a part of their graduation,” said Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja and Aviation High School graduate. “We take great pride in providing scholarships and other necessary tools that help assist their students with their future endeavors.”
Aviation High School, a New York City public school, has an incredible 93% graduation rate and many graduates have expressed a desire to work in the airline industry and become IAM members.