VERO BEACH, Fla., December 9, 2019––Piper Aircraft announced today that it has opened the application period for the 2020 Apprenticeship Program.  The 2020 group, which will begin in late July will be the second apprenticeship class to begin at Piper Aircraft’s world headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. The two-year program includes a combination of on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction designed to qualify the participants as a Journeyman in Aircraft Assembly.  Each apprentice is a paid employee of Piper Aircraft and receives a full benefits package.

The accredited apprenticeship program which is conducted in cooperation with Indian River State College, began in August 2019 and was created in response to the increasing demand for high quality manufacturing candidates at Piper Aircraft. The first nine apprentices are currently completing their first semester of the program and are continuing to shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft during the two-year initiative.

Piper Aircraft will be hosting an informational session for prospective apprentices (parents / guardians and significant others welcome) on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Piper Aircraft factory in Vero Beach. The session will include a brief presentation, the opportunity to meet with current apprentices as well as program coordinators.  Additionally, guidance will be provided on the application process and timing.  Please e-mail: to reserve a spot for the information session or call: 772-299-2859.

The application can be found on the Piper website under the Careers tab: For questions regarding the program, please e-mail:


About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single- and twin-engine aircraft. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individuals elegant performance and value. The Personal Class Seneca V, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100/100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, Arrow, Seminole and Seneca V aircraft form the most complete technically-advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.



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For further information, contact:
Jackie Carlon
Phone: (772) 299-2859
Fax: (772) 978-6585
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