The gentle hum of flight simulators and conversation filled Irving High School’s aviation classroom in celebration of a new partnership that will take students to new heights. Irving ISD and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) signed an agreement Tuesday, Dec 10, that will give students enrolled in the district’s School of Aviation Science the opportunity to get a head start on entering the aviation industry.

“Students will be able to graduate from high school, have only 16 months of school left to become a certified aviation technician and save roughly $10,000,” Christ Coley, AIM’s campus executive director, said. “They’ll be entering the job market with a certified FAA license at 19 years old. That’s pretty remarkable.”

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