About 40 to 50 high-paying jobs could be coming to the Hoosier state as a fast-growing aviation company looks to expand.
Representatives with the AAR Corporation met with students with the Ivy Tech Aviation Technology Department Tuesday morning out at Smith Field.
Headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois, the company is looking to hire a number of airplane mechanics, engineers and pilots for their growing work force.
“And of course these are jobs and careers that require a STEM education: science, technology, engineering, and math. So here at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne, it’s one of the few places across Indiana where you can earn that certification by the FAA – your A&P certification – along with an associate’s degree,” Greg Dellinger of the AAR Corp. said.
Dellinger said that AAR is looking to get out in front of the job demand curve as the aviation industry will soon need more than 600,000 aircraft mechanics and 500,000 commercial pilots worldwide.