Applications are now available for 2017-2018 Maintenance Technician Scholarships from Clay Lacy Aviation. Now entering its second year, the Clay Lacy scholarship initiative provides funds toward tuition, tools and FAA exam fees for students attending the NVOC Aviation Center at Van Nuys Airport. In the first year, this initiative helped 24 students on their journey toward careers as airframe and powerplant technicians.
Operated by the L.A. Unified School District’s North Valley Occupational Center, the FAA-approved aircraft mechanic program consists of 45 subject areas presented in three separate courses, including technical classroom training and hands-on shop experience. All three courses are required to prepare students for the FAA licensing examination in general airframe and powerplant mechanics. These courses are designed to be completed in two years. Both day and night classes are offered, making the program available to full-time students and working adults. Applications will be accepted through October 15 and awarded in November.