|Twenty-nine students from New York’s Aviation High School – the most in the IAM-Aviation High School partnership history – visited the William W. Winpisinger Center for a four-day program on aviation, unions and the U.S. transportation industry.|
For the 12th consecutive year, students from New York City’s Aviation High School visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD for a unique look inside the U.S. transportation industry.
Each year, Aviation High School students spend four days at WWW and in Washington, DC to learn about unions and the aviation industry. This year, 29 students – the most in the IAM-Aviation High School partnership history – took part. This year’s class also had the highest amount of female participants – five.
The group started with a visit to the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Mediation Board in Washington, DC.
At WWW, students participated in classroom instruction which included discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Trades Department. Other topics included presentations on why politics matter, the responsibilities of having an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, and the human factors of aircraft maintenance.
The program ended with a tour of IAM Headquarters and closing remarks from IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, himself an Aviation High School graduate.