Hello! First time for me posting in this section. Here's the situation. I'm an FO at Colgan on the Beech 1900. Becoming an airline pilot has been a childhood dream for me, so finding the motivation to get the training and make the sacrifices wasn't that difficult. My brother on the other hand, well he doesn't know what he wants to do. He's 19, working at Home Depot, and has no plans for college. He's thought about becoming a computer technician, but he doesn't want to be a desk jockey his whole life. Well I brought up the idea of him looking into a career as an Aviation Maintenance Technician. He seemed pretty enthusiastic about it and I gave him sort of an idea of what he can expect as an A&P. He likes the idea of working on Jet engines or avionics. I was wondering if some of the A&P's on here can offer me some suggestions for him as far as what is required to get into the field, some school suggestions, typical pay and work hours and what the best career path would be. Now he lives in New Jersey with my parents, and he says he doesn't want to move too far away, either for work or school. That might change if he finds the career field something he really wants to pursue. I'm taking him to our local airport on Monday (TTN) where I used to flight instruct to see if I can talk to an A&P there and have him show us some stuff in the hangar. Any advice would be great!! JC has been a huge help in my career with all of the networking, it would be great if I can help my brother get into a respectable career field as well. I might have him register on the site here so he can ask questions. Thanks guys!