IAHMP Reaches Out to High School Students

Glendale AZ – September 26, 2016 – The International Association of Helicopter Maintenance Professionals (IAHMP), has started  a new outreach program to introduce high school students to the possibility of a career as helicopter maintenance professionals.

The helicopter industry for years has recognized the global shortage of helicopter maintenance professionals and there is no better time than now to reach out to the next generation and introduce them to a career that they may not be aware of.

Fred Polak, IAHMP’s President/CEO said that “Since our headquarters is located in Glendale, AZ, we thought that the perfect location to start this program is in our own local area.”

On October 25, 2016, the Dysart School District is having their 2016 Career & College Expo event. IAHMP will be there to talk with the students, and provide handouts from key industry companies. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will also have a helicopter and crew onsite to answer questions.

On November 10, 2016, IAHMP will meet with interested high school students in the Dysart district and do a presentation about the helicopter industry as a career, and answer questions. IAHMP is working to do other presentations for the Dysart district in the spring of 2017.

Fred Polak said, “We are looking to expand our presentations in 2017 to other local school districts and then to make our presentation available across the U.S.”

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact us at: rfredpolak@iahmp.com