Aviation is demanding, and your studies will be, too. You’ll be expected to work hard, and to collaborate with and have respect for your peers. You’ll come to regard the other students and your instructors as colleagues. Building an effective and professional team starts with you and the relationships that you form with those around you.
This connection continues after graduation. Through our social media sites, we actively stay in touch with our alumni to find out how they’re doing and how well KSA prepared them for the work force, helping us ensure the effectiveness of our quality system. By staying connected we can determine how many of our students find jobs as AME apprentices.
We encourage grads to use our social media pages to stay connected with the school and each other, exchanging information regarding job-postings and comparing actual work experience. The aviation industry is a small community and staying in touch with your colleagues will benefit you throughout your career.
Your first step into the world of aviation starts in September and ends in April and is the first 8 months of a lifetime of learning. Our days follow a typical 9-4:30, Monday-to-Friday schedule filled with lectures, group work, case studies and whole-task training. Lunch runs from 12-1.
We encourage you to make the most of your day and take advantage of the resources that will be available to you. You’ll have assignments which need to be completed to pass the course. You’ll have some time during the day to complete these assignments, otherwise you can work on them at home if you don’t get to them during the day.
As a private AME Basic Training school we focus on one program; aviation. Colleges and universities have many different programs which affects their ability to focus on just one. Our focus on our aviation program ensures its continued development and is critical to the success of its graduates.
We use “whole-task training” which means you’ll get to experience a job from start to finish and the competency-based training means you’ll get to show what you know. We use a combination of lecture, reading, audiovisual, demonstration, discussion, scenario-based training, and teaching each other. Your instructor will work closely with you to ensure that you understand the subject matter before moving on. We bring in guest-speakers and visit local manufacturers and operators to add perspective and exposure to the various career paths. Our group activities stimulate conversation and foster an inclusive environment, where you can collaborate and explore opportunities for team-building.
One of our goals at KSA is to be the industry’s first choice for sourcing it’s AME apprentices. We can’t be the first choice if we don’t consistently reinvest in our aviation program. With quality comes pride in ownership. We take great pride in our school, and we want you to share the same sense of ownership.
While many post-secondary schools choose to employ a high number of part-time instructors, we ensure that our staff is fully-committed to our aviation program. We believe that this gives our program and our graduates an advantage over others.
When it comes to quality instruction we strive for continuity in the delivery of the program with committed instructors. We recognize that this is imperative for technicians that will one day service aircraft, and we realize that prospective employers need to be confident that your Basic Training is at the highest standard.
The quality of training and course content is exceptional. We believe that individual-focussed learning plans should be the norm rather than the exception, particularly when training individuals for an industry where safety is the basis of a disciplined regimen. Everyone has a unique learning style, so we deliver your training in different ways.
All AME Basic Training schools are required to have a quality assurance system to ensure that they conform to Transport Canada standards. We believe that a reputable program should improve year after year, and our internal audits ensure that any audit findings of non-conformance are corrected so that those findings don’t reoccur.