Redstone College Takes Top Honors at Competition

Redstone College A&P Mechanic Training logoDenver-based Redstone College is celebrating a win in a recent aviation competition. Five students who made up Team Redstone came in first in their division and fifth overall in the recent Aviation Maintenance Technician Society’s Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition. The annual competition is held in Las Vegas. Twenty six teams were a part of the 4th annual aviation competition.

The team from Redstone College competed against 26 teams, including international and military groups. Six of the teams were from aviation maintenance schools. Several Redstone College staff were a part of Team Colorado which won the general aviation division for a third year in a row. Team Colorado placed sixth in the overall AMT competition.

Redstone’s campus president, Mike Couling, said he was “very proud” of the teams and how they represented the school in the competition. This is the first year Redstone College sent a student team to the three-day AMT aviation competition. Events included competency skills and troubleshooting efforts.

The AMT Society uses the annual event to bring together skilled aviation technicians from around the world to share knowledge and show their skills to others who are a part of the same field. The goal is to set new standards for quality in the industry and reward those who excel at specific aviation skills. Plaques were awarded to Team Colorado and Team Redstone during the awards ceremony after the competition concluded.

Redstone College was founded in 1965 in Broomfield, Colorado and has since become a vital part of the Denver education community. The school offers an extensive training program in several aviation-related fields, including many technical degree programs such as Advanced Electronics Technology, A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) and Wind Engery Technology.

The training programs at Redstone College are taught by instructors with experience in their fields. More than 15,000 students have graduated from Redstone College’s programs. Students at the school receive hands-on experience and training and are given the opportunity to network with others in the industry. In addition, the school has a career placement program designed to match the skills of graduates with careers in the aviation industry. The school also offers tuition-free retraining for their alumni.

Source: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/03/21/2959789/redstone-college-earns-top-awards.html

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