Graduate of our Aviation Maintenance Program, Kevin Jenkins opens up about his experience at Spartan College. Making a move with his wife to Tulsa, Spartan College helped Kevin and his wife feel at home in their new city and lead him a rewarding career in aviation.
Watch Kevin’s testimonial below:
“My name is Kevin Jenkins and I graduated from Spartan College in April of ‘91
I grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and moved here shortly after getting married to go to school.
I chose to train in aviation maintenance due to my love of aircraft since being a very young age. I chose Spartan over several other places because I was looking for a strong name in the industry that had been nationally known to provide me with a job upon graduation.
Making the decision to move to Tulsa to go to school with a new wife was a big change for both of us. But we came here and Spartan make it feel like home, had a lot of help from all the employees, and make friends easily with the other students and the transition was fairly easy.
Upon graduation from Spartan school of aeronautics, I got hired by Delta Airlines through a recruiting visit, so I knew two weeks before graduation that I had already had a job at a major carrier.
They started us at the time as a mechanic helper for a period of time, basically a probationary period, then I moved into the full mechanic position, worked in the hanger for several years, ended up going into line maintenance, became an entry level supervisor and lead mechanic. Stayed in that position in various forms of line maintenance for about 13 years and accepted a position as a duty manager on the line domestic maintenance in Atlanta, and recently as of June last year accepted a promotion to station manager in Charleston, south Carolina.
I would strongly advise that you get your A and B licensing as quickly as possible so you are prepared and have the credentials to enter the professional market place.”
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