Embraer has welcomed the inaugural class of the GIFT (Guiding and Inspiring Future Technicians) programme, a course aimed at training new aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil.

The training programme will see 22 students attend in-venue classes for the three-year training programme in partnership with Athon College and EWM Aviation School.

“For over 20 years, Embraer has carried out several initiatives of training for qualifying professionals in the aeronautical sector, such as the Engineering Specialisation Programme and the Software Specialisation Programme,” said Carlos Naufel, President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support. “The GIFT course is another step forward for strengthening our approach to offer opportunities and advanced knowledge in a strategic area for our country.”

“GIFT has attracted a lot of interest from professionals in this sector,” said Everton Vicente, Director of Maintenance and FBO, Embraer Services & Support. “The high number of applicants demonstrates the exciting potential for growth in this field, especially in Sorocaba, which has established itself as one of Brazil’s main aeronautical maintenance clusters.”

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