Gateway to Success Internship Program Returns

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of the Gateway to Success internship program for students pursuing an airframe and powerplant maintenance certificate.  The program is comprised of several checkpoints for aspiring maintenance technicians.  Interested students must first apply for a paid summer internship opportunity, where they will work with an experienced Wipaire mechanic to gain real-world experience across all facets of Wipaire’s services offerings.  Airframe and powerplant school experience is required.  Upon satisfactory completion of their internship, the intern may be called back for an additional summer internship while still in school.  If a full-time employment position is open at the time of the intern’s graduation, the intern will have the requisite skills and experience to be a top candidate for the position.

“Our interns last year far exceeded my expectations,” commented Jason Erickson, Director of Maintenance.  “We look forward to expanding the program this year by accepting applications for new interns.”

The Gateway to Success program seeks to develop aviation maintenance technicians by helping to equip students with an employable skill set and professional attitude.  Additionally, the program supports keeping skilled young aviation technicians in Minnesota. 

General aviation is responsible for over 6,700 jobs in Minnesota, which contributes nearly $3 billion annually to the state economy.  The industry is responsible for over $512 million in labor income in Minnesota alone. 
Interested applicants can apply by emailing their resume to  Wipaire is an equal opportunity employer.