Apprenticeship Opportunities at Textron Aviation

Aerial photography of the Textron Cessna Latitude business jet flying over Keystone Lake, west of Tulsa, OK. Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) Wichita KS USA

Textron Aviation is growing its apprenticeship opportunities with an Avionics Technician Apprenticeship and a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Apprenticeship. The new positions build on the company’s established collaborative apprenticeship program to address long-term production and tooling requirements for Textron Aviation’s aircraft programs. The robust two-year program will run from August 2022 to August 2024 and includes factory training at Textron Aviation facilities and classroom training through WSU Tech for a well-rounded learning experience. As Textron Aviation employees, program participants will earn a full-time salary and benefits, and the company will also cover related tuition and fees at WSU Tech. The arrangement is a collaboration between Textron Aviation, WSU Tech, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) to grow the skills of Textron Aviation employees and provide new opportunities throughout their careers. Applications for 2022 opportunities must be submitted by Friday, June 17.

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Local 774 Shop Stewards Attend Training

We appreciate our Local 774 front-line representatives (i.e. Shop Stewards) who attended the May 21st Shop Steward Training. Thank you! The training session was held by local and district representatives in Machinists Hall, after the local’s regular monthly membership meeting. (Photo’s courtesy of District 70 Secretary/Treasurer Teressa Peart) #IAM774🇺🇸

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Flags of Freedom 2022

Flags of Freedom is a grand, two-week display of 600 American flags hosted by United Way of the Plains and IAM District Lodge #70. We invite you to participate by purchasing a dedication in honor or memory of a veteran in your life and by visiting the field of flags.

Purchase a dedication in honor or memory of a service member for just $30.

Dedications, including the veteran’s name, branch of service, rank, and a short, personal tribute will be listed in an online dedication wall at (updated every Tuesday and Friday). An acknowledgment email will be sent to the service member or contact of your choice if you choose.

Your dedication will support United Way programs that assist veterans in obtaining free transportation, shelter, mental health care, and other wrap-around services. 

Please purchase your dedication by Tuesday, May 31. 

Visit the Flags

600 flags will be displayed in the field at IAM District Lodge #70, located at 3830 S. Meridian Ave. (I-235 and S. Meridian Ave.) Visit the field of flags any time of day between Monday, May 16, and Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.