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Granite University District pupils get a glimpse of the aviation business

Anesti Ailua, remaining, a senior at Granger Superior, and Donavin Nuusila, a junior at Granger, respond soon after Ryan Taul, middle, a helicopter mechanic, tells them how much revenue they can make as a helicopter mechanic as ROTC freshman Zach Carter listens at Utah Rotor Pathway occasion at Granger Large University in West Valley on March 31. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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WEST VALLEY Metropolis — Pupils fascinated in aviation had a distinctive chance Thursday to chat with business experts through a helicopter fly-in event at Granger Superior School.

“The complete goal is to check out to get more learners wanting at this as a job space,” said Sandi Hemmert, career and complex schooling coordinator at Granite University District.

Hemmert, who also sits on the Utah Rotor Association board, cited a substantial demand from customers for staff in the aviation sector as the key motive the business brought its Pathway method to the district.

The method provides alongside one another field professionals and pupils at universities and large educational facilities to provide helicopter pilot and routine maintenance education. Helicopters from crisis providers, firefighting organizations, schooling services and other businesses created a halt at Granger Higher Faculty on Thursday to provide college students and the basic neighborhood with an opportunity to get an in-depth glimpse at the equipment.

“(Learners) bought to see the helicopters fly in and then they obtained to discuss to the unique persons who flew in about what varieties of career openings (are accessible) and what they would require to do,” Hemmert claimed.

Granite Faculty District offers a concurrent enrollment aviation program, exactly where college students receive the two superior university and college credit history for the lessons they full. Learners spend $5 for each credit rating hour, which is an reasonably priced price position and sets them up perfectly for faculty, Hemmert stated.

Utah Rotor Pathway — a program that brings together industry professionals, universities and high schools to provide helicopter pilot and maintenance training — hosts an event at Granger High School in West Valley on Thursday, March 31.
Utah Rotor Pathway — a application that brings jointly marketplace specialists, universities and high universities to deliver helicopter pilot and upkeep education — hosts an event at Granger Higher Faculty in West Valley on Thursday, March 31. (Photograph: Laura Seitz, Deseret Information)

“It lets us to get far more kids form of placing a trajectory in what they could want to do and they definitely do some value savings for them in the cost of their college credits,” Hemmert claimed.

Hemmert stated that the district has obtained wonderful opinions about the program from pupils, also noting the working experience was useful for pupils who resolved they may not want a occupation in aviation, right after all.

“Some of the children stated to me, ‘We seriously do not believe this is what we want to do,’ which is as critical as them determining they want to do it,” Hemmert reported.

Overall, she explained that the possibility to speak with aviation industry experts and see some of the everyday duties of the sector is valuable for learners on the lookout to make a decision a job path.

“Students quickly get a greater strategy of what it is, what you would be undertaking and that will help them broaden their point of view in a way that they could select that as a location to go,” Hemmert explained.


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Logan Stefanich is a reporter with, masking southern Utah communities, education and learning, company and navy news.

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