IWCC Aviation Department to Hold Open House

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — The Iowa Western Aviation Maintenance program is hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 18 from 10am-12pm at its facility located at 101 McCandless Lane in Council Bluffs. Prospective students, alumni and community members are invited to attend and tour the facility, explore the aircraft and learn more about Aviation Maintenance.

In 2022 Iowa Western received an Aviation Workforce Development (AWD) Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Authority. The $475,000 grant supports the improvement and expansion of Iowa Western’s FAA certified aircraft technician school (AMTS); including targeted recruitment campaigns to attract veterans, high school students and underrepresented populations into aviation maintenance. As a result, Iowa Western has significant increased enrollment and doubled the number of women in the program.

Aviation Maintenance encompasses all the measures and activities performed to ensure that aircrafts are safe and fit to fly, making it a vital component of air travel. This in-demand, high tech industry has grown 8.9% since 2018 and currently accounts for more than $33 billion in revenues.

(This publication is supported by grant no. G-21-WD-AM-161 from the Federal Aviation Administration. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Aviation Administration.)