We are proud to celebrate Paisley Young, a graduate of St. Andrew’s Priory, who participated in the Goldwings Kaulele work-study program from October 2022-August 2023, and is enrolled in the Aeronautics Maintenance Technology (AERO) program at Honolulu Community College. She expects to graduate in 2026. Born and raised in Hawaii, Paisley developed a passion for hands-on projects by working on cars with her family.
Goldwings launched its Kaulele (to take flight) work-study program in 2021 to provide opportunities for students interested in aviation careers.
What did you enjoy learning about the most?
I enjoyed learning about the certain aircraft parts from the mechanics that came in, as well as all the mentors in the program that helped answer any questions I had. I also loved how that program wasn’t limited to just my interest in the mechanical aspect of aviation, it also allowed me to learn about a broader picture of aviation.
Did this program help support your interest in aviation?
Yes, this program gave me a lot of support in the aviation industry, specifically the mechanical side of aviation. Hopefully through all the people I met during this program and the people I will meet in school I will be able to find a job that best matches me in this career.
What would you tell other students who may be interested in the program?
If you are still unsure of what you want to do in aviation, this program can help. This program isn’t limited to one thing, you will be able to learn more than you thought about aviation just by listening to all our customers that come in, to all the people that you work with that can teach you what they learned, and the big array of people that you meet. This program is a place you can learn a vast number of skills (like customer service, function of parts, understand the meaning of each letter or dash in a part number, communication skills, teamwork, out-of-the-box thinking, and many more) You also gain lifelong friends or possible employers just by doing one program.