When I was a junior in high school in Claremont, California, this was in 1978, I was enrolled in a program called Regional Occupational Program, which trained high school kids in careers via classes and on-the-job training.
The class I was enrolled in was called Airline Careers. I think it lasted about eight weeks. It was located at ONT-Ontario Int'l Airport, and the airlines involved were American, Western, PSA, Golden West, and one other. I was fortunate to be placed at PSA for my OJT. It included time at the ticket counter, and out on the ramp.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina