Embry-Riddle, Pratt & Whitney, AAR Partner for Veteran Aviation Career Program

Jeff Brody

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has partnered with Pratt and Whitney and AAR to help veterans enter the commercial aviation workforce.

According to an Embry-Riddle press release published Thursday, the partnership offers the Aviation Maintenance SkillBridge program, a nine-week course that puts transitioning servicemen and veterans into aviation maintenance training, The course, which aims to help veterans transition into civilian life, will be launched on Aug. 5.

In addition, the program will expose veterans to aerospace industry partners for potential career opportunities. Participants from the program’s initial group will receive invitations for interviews with Pratt and Whitney or AAR.

“This inaugural cohort of SkillBridge participants is the first of many planned at locations throughout the country,” said John Watret, worldwide chancellor at Embry-Riddle. The flight school plans to expand the program under an agreement with the Department of Defense, he added.

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