GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Aviation is taking off in the Triad and that means more jobs and even more money for you. The best part: You can get the training you need right here in the Triad!

Guilford Technical Community College offers an Aviation Systems Technology, Aircraft Maintenance Program. Nick Yale, the Aviation Director at GTCC says the school offers two additional sections every Spring.

"The addition has been made due to local student and industry demand for licensed technicians," said Yale. "These two offerings, along with the two we have every Fall will allow for 240 students in the program at any one point with 120 graduating technicians per year."

Graduating technicians can apply for work at any of the leading Aviation companies in the Triad, often starting at $65,000 a year.

North State Aviation is a Triad company ready to hire you. The company, located at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem performs preventive maintenance, maintenance, repair, inspection and alterations on the Boeing and Airbus airplanes.

"Basically, we can work on more planes and that means more jobs," explained Charlie Creech, the President of North State Aviation.

Employment inquiries should be directed to or by calling the company at 336-837-1350.

Both HAECO Americas and Piedmont Triad International Airport are hiring. You can find the links to their open positions by clicking here.

Also, watch the included videos for more information on Aviation in the Triad and the career opportunities available.

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