We're taking the aviation workforce shortage seriously and inviting everyone to join our quest to:
- introduce aviation as a exciting career choice to every high school and college student within our reach;
- increase the pool of skilled and certified talent;
- promote employers and employment opportunities frequently and creatively; and,
- connect employers with potential hires on a regular basis.
We're three months into this year's campaign and it's working beyond our expectations! Our new Futures in Aerospace program has the potential to be even more successful...if aviation corporations and organizations become actively involved. Below are some ways. Also, click on the graphic to download a written summary.
- Speak at local gatherings of students to describe company specialties, hiring practices, and job opportunities, as well as share industry and career planning advice. These sessions, which we’re labeling as “Flight Plans” are taking place in Reno, Minden, and Truckee from January to April. You, as an aviation leader, may be given 10 minutes to speak to the students, no including valuable general networking time. These sessions are open to all high school and college students, whether or not they're actively pursuing careers in the aviation industry. Click here for more information about the following Flight Plan sessions.
- Speak and/or promote your company at our annual Speakers’ Forum, taking place on May 9 in Reno. The event will assemble all Flight Plan participants, aviation executives, and community leaders to network, celebrate, and present scholarship awards. We plan to add interactive stations, where companies can promote products or experiences, while engaging in meaningful dialogue.
- Promote your company and its hiring practices through a dedicated webpage on the PathwaysToAviation.org website, where you can also feature information and advice through video messages. We'd have you answer a handful of questions, in written format, and invite you to feature videos which you produce or we shoot on the spot at your workplace. There's no limit to the information or videos we can feature on the webpage. We'll also share through social media to increase your presence. Click here to view an example.
- Help us cover the costs of this program. Our hope is for the Flight Plans and Speakers' Forum be completely free of charge to all participants and attendees. We're looking at about $30,000 in projected expenses, which we hope to raise through sponsorships and grant funding. We're encouraging corporations and organizations enlist as sponsors, which begin at $1,000. A portion of sponsorship revenue will be presented to students in the form of tuition scholarships to assist their college and certification pursuits. The official sponsorship page - click here - features benefits for each level and includes a downloadable sponsorship deck.
Let's talk about how this program can benefit your company just as much as it will benefit the students participating in the program. Contact Pete Parker by email or 775-745-1325 to schedule a meeting or talk immediately.