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Program aims to pass skills of veteran workers to next generation

8:34 PM, Feb. 17, 2013
Pete Doering, 69, enjoys working in the aviation business, however, not all industries have the luxury of veteran employees being able to pass along their knowledge to new hires.
Pete Doering, 69, enjoys working in the aviation business, however, not all industries have the luxury of veteran employees being able to pass along their knowledge to new hires.
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Pete Doering may not be directly servicing commercial jet engines these days but his five decades of mechanical knowledge is a valued commodity by his employer Air Wisconsin.

In December, Doering was presented with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the Federal Aviation Administration, recognizing senior mechanics who have worked in the aviation field at least 50 years. The award is named after Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight who worked with the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane.

Doering, 69, said he was honored by the recognition but ...

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