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Partnership Addresses Needs in Aviation

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The sky is the limit regarding the latest partnership between Fox Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Students who earn a degree in an aviation-related program from FVTC can now enhance their leadership skills in an industry facing a major labor shortage.

The new articulation agreement provides aviation coursework for FVTC graduates from either the Aeronautics-Pilot Training, Aircraft Electronics, or Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic programs to transfer credits into a UW-O baccalaureate degree with an aviation management emphasis. This pathway is not available at traditional four-year flight schools, and ideally it trains aviation professionals for leadership positions that today’s lean-operated airlines desire.

FVTC’s most recent Graduate Employment Research Report cited 100% job placement for all of its graduates from both the Aeronautics-Pilot Training and Aircraft Electronics programs. The graduate success aligns with the recent projected labor shortage that is calling for 500,000 pilots nationwide through 2030.

FVTC is also welcoming a new line of flight simulation technology this fall at its S.J. Spanbauer Center in Oshkosh. With a lot of students ready for classes in fall, new technology, new facilities, a bright job outlook, and this new pathway, the time is now to soar to new career heights!

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FVTC inquiries: Jared Huss, (920) 232-6024

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Jared Huss, instructor and department chair of FVTC's Aeronautics-Pilot Training program, highlights the benefits of the new management articulation agreement with UW-O during a signing ceremony on July 12 at EAA.