Here at Amarillo College, our industry community we have partnerships with multiple employers that are across many sectors. Amarillo Gear for machining, All Star Dodge and Street Toyota for automotive, Drury Collision for auto body.
Industry partnerships are a key component of each of our individual programs out here, especially in the fields that we're in hands-on training is absolutely vital to student success. We do a lot of learning in labs, anyone that has a little bit of mechanical aptitude or is interested in how things work when they walk in the labs, it blows their mind, because we have some really, really great cool stuff.
There are a lot of students that have never worked on their own vehicle. So they're not acclimated to the use of hand tools or let alone specialized tools. We can take a student that doesn't know anything about the mechanical aspects of aviation maintenance, to an entry-level position within 21 months.
The things that we teach are broad enough to be valuable in different settings, but they're still specialized enough to get you into a technician's job that would pay well. That's why students come here into these programs for us to get a certain job. They're after a certain job and we want to equip them with the skills to be good in the field but also the specific technician skills that they need.
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