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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport directly or indirectly generates approximately 300- thousand jobs for South Floridians.

AAR Aircraft Services, which provides maintenance work on planes at MIA, introduced on Monday the first all-female class of technicians in training at their facilities.

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Once they complete their training, they will be working full-time repairing jet engines.

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“I’m a single parent of three. Military veteran, I was in the Navy for eight years. So to have this opportunity to continue to serve the community and just being in aviation doing something I love, I’m very grateful and very thankful,” said trainee Jessica Ward.

Several members of Congress were on hand to announce the expansion of this educational partnership.

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Eagle Career Pathways Program, as it’s called, will help those in the community interested in working in aviation. Team