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teaching level, the curricula contained in appendix B
(General), appendix C (Airframe), and appendix D
(Powerplant) can be quite overwhelming.
The first area of practical experience comes from the
general curriculum subjects (appendix A).
In appendix A, you will find basic electricity to include:
Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance;
calculate and measure electrical power; measure voltage,
current, resistance, and continuity; determine the
relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in electrical
circuits; read and interpret aircraft electrical circuit
diagrams, including solid-state devices and logic functions;
and inspect and service batteries.
Of particular interest to the avionics industry, appendix
A also includes aircraft drawing; weight and balance;
materials and processes; ground operations and servicing;
maintenance forms and records; and mechanic privileges
and limitations.
Appendix B on airframes provides additional items
that are essential for a well-rounded technician to include:
sheet metal and nonmetallic structures (useful for antenna
installations); assembly and rigging (necessary for autopilot
installations); aircraft instrument systems; communication
and navigation systems; aircraft electrical systems; and,
position and warning systems. There is quite a bit more
from the regulatory layout, but you get the idea. It is a great
starting point.
So how do we bridge the layout contained in Part 147
to the actual curricula? In many cases, aviation, by design,
provides the actual curricula - the instructions for continued
airworthiness or maintenance manuals. The regulations
require us to follow the maintenance instructions, which
when applied to a training program, also provide a stepby-step curriculum. While the regulations may provide the
structure for an apprenticeship program, the maintenance
instructions themselves provide the foundation of the actual
curricula.
As the various outlets will continue to profess how the
"sky is falling," keep in mind that the Bureau of Labor
Statics has held the 3% annual growth for our industry for
at least the past decade. As we all know, the glitter and
glamour of an industry we entered may have lost a bit of its
luster; we are struggling with low unemployment, and there
are new technologies that are drawing the new, novel and
exciting cards. But by following Boeing's recommendation
to adopt innovative training solutions for the recruitment,
training and continuing education of our current workforce,
as well as the development of the next generation, we can
meet the current and future demands of this industry. q
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HELP
WANTED
So you've tried all the traditional methods for
finding qualified help. You've put the word out,
updated a post on your website, maybe even tried
social media. You've listed your opening on the
new AEA jobs board at AEA.net/jobs, and you still
haven't found the applicant with five to seven
years of experience, a very specific skillset and one
who is willing to relocate. Have you considered
growing your own? What if you reconfigure your
advertisement for more general knowledge and skill
requirements and reach out to the next generation
already working in a technical field. Whether these
candidates are in aviation or not, you can still
adopt those innovative training solutions as Boeing
suggests and develop your own technical talent. Not
sure where to start?
You start with your association, the Aircraft
Electronics Association. On the AEA website, you
will find two templates for apprenticeship programs:
one for avionics technicians and one for a mechanic
certificate with an airframe rating.
With the help of technical experts from within
the AEA membership, we have been working the
past two years to develop an avionics technician
apprenticeship program. This program has recently
been submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor
for official recognition with approval expected in
2020. The second apprenticeship program is for a
mechanic certificate with an airframe rating based
on the teaching criteria of 14 CFR Part 147. Both
programs are available for download from the AEA
website and are expected to take a minimum of 18
month to complete before being eligible for FAA
certification.
For further assistance, the association will conduct
training during the AEA International Convention
& Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, March
24-27, 2020, on implementing and documenting an
effective apprenticeship program. q


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