Piper Aircraft to host information sessions for 2021 Apprenticeship Program
VERO BEACH — Piper Aircraft announced today that it will host a series of virtual information sessions for the 2021 Apprenticeship Program. The information sessions will provide program details, answer questions and guide potential applicants through the application process.
To facilitate the virtual sessions, Piper is using technology to provide a way for people to interact with Apprentice Program specialists and get answers to their questions about college credits, work schedules, and training opportunities. Between March 10th and April 20th, Piper will use GoTo Meeting to facilitate the virtual presentations. This is an easy to use web-based application that connects people together using audio and video tools. The app can be used on a smartphone or on a tablet or home computer. The virtual sessions will group potential apprentices with a member of the Piper Apprentice Program recruitment team. During these sessions, participants will be able to view a presentation, ask questions about the program and receive guidance on how to apply.
The Virtual Information Sessions will take place on the following dates and times:
March 10, 2021 6:00 p.m. EST
March 30, 2021 7:00 p.m. EST
April 8, 2021 8:00 p.m. EST
April 20, 2021 7:00 p.m. EST
To register to participate in one of the virtual information sessions, please e-mail: [email protected]
The 2021 apprentice class, which will begin in August, will be the third apprenticeship group 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 2021 application can be found on the Piper website under the Careers tab: https://www.piper.com/careers.
About Piper Aircraft Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s exceptional performance, value and a superior ownership experience. 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 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. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com
Mets announce revised 2021 Spring Training schedule and unveil health and safety protocols at Clover Park
The New York Mets today announced that their revised 2021 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule will begin on Monday, March 1.
The Mets will open their 24-game exhibition season against the Marlins in Jupiter on March 1. The first home game at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie will be Tuesday, March 2 vs. Houston. The Mets will play the Marlins, Nationals, Cardinals and Astros six times each.
Single Game presale for Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will be Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Single Game presale for New York Mets Season Ticket Holders and St. Lucie Mets Season Ticket Holders will be Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. Single Game tickets for the General Public will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. All tickets must be purchased online at mets.com/springtraining.
Ticket prices range from $15-$35. Capacity at Clover Park will be limited to 20% (approximately 1,400 fans) to maintain social distancing. Tickets will be available in pods ranging in size from 1-6 seats. When purchasing a pod of seats, all seats in the designated area must be purchased together. All seating pods will be at least six feet from any other seating pod.
Clover Park will meet MLB, local health department and CDC guidelines to ensure all players and fans are safe. Fans will be required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth at all times on ballpark property other than when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seat. Stadium ushers and staff will monitor the crowd and ask all fans to comply with the safety protocols. Hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markers have been installed throughout Clover Park and staff will continually disinfect and sanitize restrooms and common areas.
Concession stands will be open with health and safely protocols strictly enforced. Every location will have a touchless payment option and the Mets encourage fans to use credit or debit cards at all locations.
For more information regarding ticket procedures and health and safety protocols at Clover Park visit mets.com/springtraining.
The Jake Owen Foundation donates to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
Pictured from left to right, Jarrod Owen, Jenna Thompson, Mentor Resource Manager, our YG children, tutors and group leaders, and Phil Barnes, executive director of Youth Guidance.
VERO BEACH — On behalf of the Jake Owen Foundation, his brother Jarrod Owen, delivered a check for $15,000 to Youth Guidance. For many years, Country Music star, Jake Owen and his family, Vero Beach residents, have been supporters of Youth Guidance. While at Youth Guidance, Jarrod got to know a few of the kids and learned of the many free programs the organization offers for low-income children.
Born and raised in Vero Beach, Jake Owen has not forgotten his hometown. His Foundation has helped various Indian River County youth organizations, including Youth Guidance, for years.
“We are so grateful for the continued support from the Jake Owen Foundation,” said Phil Barnes, executive director of Youth Guidance. “We have seen the needs of our children increase dramatically during the pandemic, and this generous donation will help us continue our programs to help children stay safe and learning so they can break the cycle of poverty.”
Youth Guidance is open all day, providing a safe place where students receive three meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs. From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the kids complete virtual school. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., they engage in group mentoring programs, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), life skills, recreational activities, and vocational training. All programs and meals are free for families. The organization serves approximately 250 children every year.
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Founded in 1973,
Youth Guidance serves children ages 5-18 from low-income families. Children receive daily meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs that include cooking, sewing, trade skills, life skills, S.T.E.A.M, tutoring, community service, and more. If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.
About the Jake Owen Foundation The Jake Owen Foundation was established in 2010 as a registered 501 (C) 3 private nonprofit foundation through the vision and effort by Jake Owen initially to offer financial support on a national level to children battling cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. He has also been providing assistance to various youth organizations and charities in Owen’s hometown of Vero Beach, Florida and surrounding Indian River County.
Today, the Jake Owen Foundation is proud to be able to expand its mission of helping people in the places they call home, all while supporting the beneficiaries who have been a part of the Foundation since its inception. Our helping hands are able to reach out anywhere and everywhere to make a difference — raising funds through private donations, brand partnerships, and special events assisting child and youth programs, education, healthcare, fitness, nutrition, enrichment, and crisis care. By supporting organizations and charitable partners everywhere, the Jake Owen Foundation is evolving into a national charity, with a local approach. To date, the Jake Owen Foundation has raised more than $3 million dollars for charitable causes and for other nonprofit organizations.
Remember Treasure Coast nonprofits
If you are in a position, consider a gift to a Treasure Coast nonprofit affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find the needs of many area nonprofits and how to give at treasurecoastnonprofits.com
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