Johian Francois

Johian Francois

Manager of Instructors | AVO Training Institute

I was born and raised in Haiti before immigrating to the United States during my early teens. My family moved frequently until we found stability in our fourth year in the United States, a testament to our resilience and flexibility that would later define my career.

After high school, I wanted to pursue higher education, but it seemed financially infeasible. Encouraged by my older sibling’s military service, I joined the United States Air Force (USAF) as an electrician in the Civil Engineer Squadron (CE). My time in the USAF exposed me to various aspects of the electrical trade, from lineman duties to specializing in substation maintenance, airfield lighting, and interior wiring.

After leaving active duty, I worked in a civilian role within the Department of Defense (DoD), taking me from New Orleans to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Eventually, I joined the Civil Engineering Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team (CEMIRT) and contributed to the USAF’s mission in a civilian capacity. In this role, I became an expert in testing and calibrating electrical systems, emphasizing technical proficiency and a deep understanding of the underlying principles.

My experience at CEMIRT taught me the importance of knowledge dissemination and continuous learning. With this in mind, I joined AVO Training Institute as an instructor and eventually became the Manager of Instructors, guiding a team dedicated to excellence in their craft.

Our career field is an ongoing journey that requires constant curiosity and a commitment to mastering one’s field. As an educator, I strive to impart knowledge and foster a culture of relentless learning, ensuring we remain at the forefront of our industry’s evolution.

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