Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Wipaire Launches Gateway To Success Program For A&P Students
"Wipaire believes in developing a skilled workforce to meet our expanding needs," stated Paul Wells, Vice President of Aircraft Services-Minnesota. "This program allows us to equip young maintenance technicians with an employable skill set as well as developing the professional attitude necessary to succeed in today's employment environment. The Gateway to Success program will develop talent here in Minnesota, and ensure that skilled young technicians have access to good aviation jobs."
Chuck Wiplinger, President and COO, added "General aviation is responsible for over 4,100 jobs in Minnesota, which contributes over $3 billion annually to the state economy. The industry is responsible for over $287 million in payroll in Minnesota alone. General aviation companies like Wipaire provide good jobs in a variety of capacities. The Gateway to Success program is part of our commitment to develop and retain talented employees in the general aviation industry."
About Wipaire, Inc.
For over 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide.