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Meet Edwin Gamez - Torrance

Edwin Gamez, a 50-year-old Marina del Rey resident, attended classes at West Los Angeles College to earn his Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanic Certification. Upon his March 2020 graduation, he was referred by the college to the SBWIB’s Aero-Flex Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Program.

During the Pre-Apprenticeship program, he completed Blueprint for Workplace Success training, industry specific technical skills training, and a work experience at the Airplane Factory based at the Torrance Airport. Upon completing the program, The Airplane Factory hired Edwin and enrolled him in an Aircraft Structures Mechanic Assembler Apprenticeship training program.


“The Aero-Flex program enabled me to get into this field which I really love,” Edwin said. I encourage everyone who is interested in a career in aircraft maintenance to take advantage of this training program.”

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