Since graduating from Spartan School of Aeronautics, I have seen many doors open to me. The training and guidance I received during my two and half years has proven to be beneficial, both financially and personally.
I graduated from Spartan in May of 1998, with an A.A.S. in Quality Control. Upon graduation I was offered employment in the state of Arizona. There were numerous job offers, but Arizona was closest to my home state of California. After a few months in Arizona, I was offered a job at Wellhead Inc. in Bakersfield, California (my home town).
My employment with Wellhead Inc began as Level One Quality Control Inspector. My responsibilities included Dimensional and Hardness Testing of manufactured oilfield production equipment. In June of 1999, I decided to return to school to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Business Management. I was promoted to Quality Supervisor in May of 2000.
Upon my graduation in July of 2001, I was promoted to Quality Manger at Wellhead Inc.
I have accomplished many things during my 4 years at Wellhead Inc. I have written procedures and instructions bringing NDT work inside the company, as opposed to having it completed by an outside agency. In December of 2001, Wellhead Inc received its certification to the new ISO 9001-2000 Standard, becoming the first Wellhead Manufacture in the world to do so.
The knowledge I received from attending Spartan has enabled me to achieve these accomplishments. I would like to thank my teachers as well as the entire staff of Spartan School of Aeronautics for giving me the knowledge and skills needed to succeed after graduation. I am certain without my education from Spartan, there is no way I would have climbed the ladder of success in such a short period of time.
I wanted to take a moment to offer my most sincere gratitude to Spartan School of Aeronautics for giving me the knowledge to pursue a career that I love. Being a woman in the aviation industry has been challenging but one of the most rewarding things in my life.
Upon my completion of schooling at Spartan in 1991, I took an entry-level position in my hometown where I put my training to use on small aircraft in general aviation as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Since then I have been able to further my career having worked on everything from a Cessna 150 to a Boeing 777 for American Airlines.
Currently, I am in a position with United Rotorcraft Solutions in Decatur, Texas where I am doing tasks working with helicopters in the Night Vision field as well as constructing EMS interiors for the worldwide industry. This is a fairly new business and I have been given the opportunity to help build the company into the multi-million dollar company it is today.
I have learned that avionics is a large part of aircraft maintenance and I am currently seeking to further my education in that area and I highly advise anyone looking to achieve their airframe and powerplant license to pursue their avionics license as well.
Anyone considering an aviation career who wants to get the best education and a start in the right direction should know that the only choice should be Spartan School of Aeronautics and Technology.