Summit Aviation pioneers apprenticeship program in aviation maintenance in Delaware


Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company has successfully completed an Apprentice Agreement, marking the company as the first in Delaware to introduce the Aviation Maintenance Mechanic Registered Apprenticeship program.

The newly established apprenticeship program will provide hands-on training opportunities and professional development for aspiring aviation professionals.

Summit Aviation has taken a significant stride forward in supporting a more empowered workforce. One in which real-time experience combined with a career pathway lays the groundwork for aviation innovation within the region.

“Our foray into the aviation industry is another example of our Registered Apprenticeship program finding opportunities to place Delawareans in different spaces, particularly those in underrepresented communities,” said Secretary of Labor Karryl Hubbard. “We know the aviation industry pays high wages for skilled workers. This innovation helps Delaware compete as we develop the next generation of aviation workers.”

Ralph Kunz, vice president and general manager of Summit Aviation said, “We are thrilled to be leading the way in Delaware by offering the first Registered Apprenticeship program in aviation maintenance. This apprenticeship program will provide valuable career opportunities and professional development for individuals who are passionate about aviation and eager to contribute to this dynamic industry.”

Kunz said, “Summit Aviation recognizes the importance of investing in the next generation of aviation professionals. By establishing this apprenticeship program, Summit aims to bridge the skills gap, foster career growth, and cultivate a highly skilled workforce in the aviation industry.”

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