The patronage of students of the class with a technician/mechanic specialty is another element of the cooperation between Pratt & Whitney AeroPower Rzeszów and the Complex of Schools of Mechanical Engineering.

A specially prepared internship and apprenticeship program will allow students to gain practical experience in a real business environment. The appointment of the APU patronage class is a real promise for P&W AeroPower Rzeszów to obtain ready and qualified staff for the coming years.

As part of joint activities, trainings for students on the operation of aviation industry companies will be conducted. The subject matter of the course will not only concern technical issues and organization of production but also issues in the field of ethical code, data confidentiality - export control, quality system in the aviation industry as well as Occupational Health and Safety regulations, i.e. the pillars of the Pratt & Whitney corporation.

The creation of a patronage class is an important step in the consistently implemented by the aviation companies undertakings aimed at providing this industry with highly qualified employees. "Our analysis shows that an important element in preparing young people for work in the aviation industry is to enable them to gain experience during the internship in production areas, as well as direct contact with specialists of the aviation companies. The agreement signed with the Complex of Schools of Mechanical Engineering enables this"- says Edyta Kuczmenda, Human Resources Manager of P&W AeroPower Rzeszów.

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Pratt and Whitney AeroPower Rzeszów forms part of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) incorporating leading companies operating in the aviation and industry sectors. Pratt & Whitney AeroPower Rzeszów is a leader in the field of design, assembly and repairs of APUs (Auxiliary Power Units). The Rzeszów factory was officially registered under the name Hamilton Sundstrand Poland Sp. z o.o. (HSP) on 8 December 2009. Recently, the company has changed its name from Hamilton Sundstrand Poland to the current one.