Piper Aircraft Opens Application Period For 2021 Apprenticeship Program

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021

VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has opened the application period for its 2021 Apprenticeship Program. The 2021 group, which will begin in August, will be the third apprenticeship class to begin at Piper Aircraft’s world headquarters in Vero Beach, Fla. The two-year program includes a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction designed to qualify participants as journeymen in aircraft assembly. Each apprentice is a paid employee of Piper Aircraft and receives a full benefits package. 

The accredited apprenticeship program, which is conducted in cooperation with Indian River State College, began in August 2019 and was created in response to the increasing demand for high quality manufacturing candidates at Piper Aircraft. The first group of apprentices will graduate in the summer of 2021. The second class is currently completing their first semester of the program and are continuing to shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft during the two-year initiative. 

Piper Aircraft will be hosting several informational sessions for prospective apprentices, their parents/guardians and significant others during the coming months. Interested persons are asked to e-mail: apprentice@piper.com or visit Piper.com for available dates and details. The 2021 application can be found on the website under the “careers” tab at www.piper.com. 

Piper Aircraft manufactures efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland.

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