LSC and AAR to Announce Expanded Partnership to Address Workforce Needs

Lake Superior College and AAR, a global provider of aviation services with locations throughout the world including in Duluth, will be holding a brief news conference this Thursday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. at LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation to announce the launch of a new program, EAGLE Career Pathway. The program will build on their existing partnership and offer potential students in LSC’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program career pathways and incentives, including tuition reimbursement. Lake Superior College is one of only a handful of colleges throughout the country to be selected as a preferred partner with AAR’s EAGLE Career Pathway program. More details will be explained at the news conference. The event is free and open to the public. Cake and tours of the aviation campus will be available after the brief program.

WHO/WHAT:  LSC President Patrick Johns and Ryan Goertzen, Vice President of Aviation Workforce Development for AAR’s corporate headquarters, will announce the launch of the new partnership called AAR EAGLE Career Pathway, which will provide additional marketing and recruiting opportunities, as well as additional resources for K-12 students considering a career path as an aviation maintenance technician. The goal is to continue to address workforce needs in our community and throughout the region, making LSC’s Center for Advanced Aviation a regional destination for AMT training. According to a study by Boeing, there is currently a shortage of approximately 189,000 aircraft mechanics in North America. Locally, AAR in Duluth continues to seek to hire additional mechanics and anticipates the need will only grow in the coming years.

WHEN/WHERE:  11:00 a.m, Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Lake Superior College Center for Advanced Aviation, 4960 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811

About LSC

Lake Superior College (LSC) is a comprehensive two-year community and technical college in Duluth, Minn., offering more than 90 programs, including liberal arts and science courses for transfer, technical and trades programs, allied healthcare and nursing programs, and continuing education and customized training for business and industry. LSC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. With total enrollment of approximately 10,263, LSC is northeastern Minnesota’s largest two-year college. LSC is also a leader in online courses and programs in Minnesota, and offers competitive DIII athletics including soccer, basketball, clay target and cycling. More information can be found at

About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at