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John Grandell

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How and Why I Become a Teacher

This career change was an easy choice as I have always enjoyed passing on my trade.

What I Like Most About Teaching

What I like most about teaching is working with the students to achieve their goals.

My Educational Background & Qualifications

A graduate of this program, I have 30 years of aircraft maintenance/aircraft maintenance management experience. I have been teaching in this program since 2006. Additional experience includes being an M1, M2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, and maintaining/managing both rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Relevant Experience in the Field:

I have worked on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters coast to coast and within the arctic, and was a Field Service Representative for several years. My positions have included: AME, Field Service Representative, Crew Chief, Production Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, SMS Manager and Director of Maintenance.

My Hobbies & Other Interests:

I enjoy the outdoors, metal fabrication, cars and Jeeps.

My insight and words of advice regarding this program

With hard work and dedication, this program will prepare you for a rewarding career in the technical world of Aircraft Maintenance.

My insight and words of advice regarding career opportunities in this field of study

Maintaining aircraft is only the beginning. Graduates of this program have been very successful in many other aspects of aviation related to aircraft maintenance.