by: Cassandra Dawn Tuazon

 “Attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Ms. Gloton, Human Resource Officer of Lufthansa Technik in the Philippines said these as her words of exhortation for applicants who desire to commence new heights of their dreams through the Maintenance Training Program of Lufthansa Technik Philippines.

“Certainly, there is an opportunity for the associate graduates,” she added when asked about the possibilities of employment for AISAT graduates.

One of the prestigious and successful aviation company in the archipelago founded in the year 2000 as a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik AG and Philippine aviation service provider, MacroAsia Corporation is offering a wide range of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to customers worldwide. This is a living evidence of the improving aviation industry in the country. Furthermore, to respond to the growing industrial demand, LTP opens opportunities for all the aspiring airmen all over the Philippines.

An initiative to act on the needed supply of the ever growing demand in the aviation industry was the program conducted last April 7, 2017, where LTP conducted an initial interview at Homitori, Davao City, to give opportunity to the aspiring airmen outside Metro Manila. 89 aspirants from different aviation schools in Davao applied for the company’s Maintenance Training Program (MTP). The said program is one of LTP’s bridge program to arm trainees with relevant knowledge, skills, attitude, and right values to become competent aviation professionals. MTP is a six-month training composed of classroom training guided by Lufthansa Technical Training Philippines and on-the-job training in their aircraft maintenance facilities.

“We generally got good impression of students from Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (AISAT) because of their passion for aviation excellence and willingness to be relocated in order to obtain necessary experience and training,” explained Ms. Gloton as she unveiled the results of the interview.

Truly, the success of the said event was immediately followed by LTP’s Mass Written Examination last May 25, 2017 that was participated by 59 applicants from the Mindanao region.  Splendidly, out of 36 AISAT applicants, 21 students passed and qualified for the practical examination which was held in Manila last August 2017.

“(The exam) helps us identify the cognitive capacity of applicants, since there will be series of evaluation in classroom training” she explained, “As long as the applicants patiently walk through the screening processes and pass every examination, LTP will hire them albeit your degree. What matters most is self-discipline, attitude, and passion. Working attitude plays a vital role in today’s work force and demand. It’s better to observe and be mindful of our work ethics,” Ms. Gloton added.

From AISAT family that always gives its support and celebrates with the success of its graduates, Kudos to continuous excellence of our future airmen!