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Ex-Mangu Teacher Who Founded Aviation College Now Worth Ksh100 Million After Encouragement From Interns 

Located at Wilson Airport, Skypath Aviation College has over two decades of experience in training students in the field of aviation. The school was founded in 2000 by Julius Asiro who previously worked in the air force.

The institution offers various courses from aerospace engineering, crew resource management, flight and operations dispatch to airline operations. 

Here is encouraging story as told by WoK,

Founding the school and growth 

The college was founded after he was encouraged by two interns who were impressed by his teaching abilities.

At the time, he was serving as an engineer at Wilson Airport for Wings Safaris specializing in rebuilding aircrafts. With motivation and support from his former employer and the two interns, he set up the school which initially had only two students. 

It has since grown to a reputable school which has produced hundreds of qualified graduates. It boasts of producing the first Kenyans to graduate with a BTEC higher national diploma in Aerospace Studies from Edexcel. BTEC offers a wide array of opportunities for learners who can either join employment or continue with further studies. 

“BTEC provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory,” Asiro said in a December 2011 interview with The Standard. 

Employment History 

Prior to founding the school, the engineer and pilot worked in various institutions. He joined the military in 1984 and gained aeronautical engineering and aviation skills by working in the Flying Training School.

After leaving the air force in 1994, he joined the University of Nairobi to pursue mechanical engineering. He got a job at Wilson Airport before joining Mang’u High School to teach aviation. After a year, he joined Makini School as a teacher and consultant. 

Wealth 

In the 2011 interview with The Standard, it was reported that the school was worth Sh100 million. In another interview with the Nation, the daily reported that he owns several houses in Nairobi.

At the time, he also revealed one of the most tumultuous moments for the school was the 2007-08 post election violence that threatened to cripple the school’s operations as most students left the school and cash flow became a problem.