Duncan Aviation is making strides in the recruitment of the next generation of workers with a successful A&P Open House at its growing Provo, Utah location. The open house, held on February 1, is one of at least eight recruitment events Duncan has planned over the next couple of months.
About 215 students from three Utah A&P schools attended the three-hour event, which included lunch, tours, and discussions with current team members and former interns. Those nearing graduation received on-the-spot interviews, and Duncan extended offers to 10 students for full-time employment and another six for summer internships.
With the tour, students were able to watch facility operations. “In addition to seeing maintenance events in process, we had an AOG aircraft come in with foreign object damage. So the students got to see Duncan Aviation technicians interact with the pilots and work to get the aircraft back in the air as quickly as possible,” said Jennifer Monroe, Duncan Aviation recruiter. “That gave them a great idea of what the job entails and several of them stated how much they enjoyed being able to see that.”
Future events currently planned are scheduled for February 19 at Lansing Community College Career Fair in Michigan; March 5-6 at Southeast Community College Trades and Industry Career Fair in Milford, Nebraska; March 13 at Northeast Community College Career Fair in Norfolk, Nebraska; March 13 at Utah Valley Job Fair in Provo; March 20 at Northern Michigan University Career Fair in Marquette, Michigan; March 20 at Spartan Broomfield Campus Visit in Broomfield, Colorado; and, April 5 at Western Michigan University Aviation Outlook Day in Battle Creek, Michigan.