Futures in Aerospace

There’s a large pool of skilled talent in our local communities. We know...we met well over 6,000 of these students at workshops, career fairs and expos, mock interview days, and other impressive events throughout the 2017 calendar year. Many of these students could easily thrive in the aviation industry.

We've created a program which identifies interested students and builds pathways to guide them toward continued education and/or direct workforce employment opportunities. Welcome to the Futures In Aerospace initiative! This careers and mentoring program provides career readiness tools, best practices, and mentors, thus elevating their chances of pursuing their educational and career goals.

Two different, but connected programs, represent the Futures in Aerospace. We're doing our best to make them completely free of charge for everyone. Generous individual contributions and corporate sponsorships will make this happen.

Flight Plans

We've scheduled small aviation industry speaking events in three locations, which will double as career-planning workshops for high school and college students. They’ll each feature presentations by aviation executives, who will share their experiences, descriptions of their company specialties, overviews of hiring practices, and career-focused advice. In addition to the presentations, students will receive career planning best practices, such as skills identification, resume writing, interviewing tips, and networking instruction. The goal is for students to be well-prepared to meet aviation executives and recruiters at the large networking reception, with resumes in hand, creating strong first impressions, conducting meaningful dialogues, and taking strategic next steps. If all goes well for the students, they’ll leave with job shadowing, internship, and part and full-time employment commitments.

Register today - The flight plan sessions will take place in Reno, Truckee, and Minden. Our Aviation Careers webpage provides details, registration forms, and event RSVP links. They begin soon, providing students with extraordinary opportunities, aviation leaders with direct access to future aviation stars, and sponsors with immediate promotional opportunities.

Speakers' Forum

We took a year off in 2017 to focus our energies on aviation workforce development. We saw impressive results and look to share them at our signature event, slated for May 9. Save the date and RSVP today. The cost is free, but you must RSVP to attend.

The Speakers' Forum will assemble all the students and aviation leaders who participated in our Flight Plan program. The big event will welcome many new aviation executives and recruiters for the students to meet, develop new relationships, and discuss college and career dreams. We expect a crowd of 200-250 for this intimate, informative, and interactive evening.

For the first time in the event's history, we're accepting sponsorships. Funds generated will cover...1) the actual cost to coordinate the event (remember, it's free), and 2) scholarship awards to students, based on their participation in the Flight Plans. Click here to learn more about sponsorships.


We're excited about our newly created Futures in Aerospace initiative. It's designed to provide students with career and college preparation, workforce-ready students with job connections, and aviation businesses with quality young talent. In addition to sponsorships, we're accepting donations to help orchestrate the careers and mentoring program. Donations can be made online (click here) or by mailing checks to:

Pathways to Aviation
PO Box 21433
Reno, NV 89515


Special thanks to our incredible sponsors and donors, including:





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