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.
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 and Truckee. 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.
Aviation Career Week
In response to the success of our Flight Plans and the overall Futures in Aerospace program, we're launching our first Aviation Career Week. The week will be highlighted by news and information, job postings, scholarship awards, and two networking receptions.
With 75 students participating in the program, we seek 150 aviation, business, and community leaders to participate at the two receptions. We will showcase the students at these receptions, giving each professional an opportunity to spend time with each student in an exciting networking format. Please RSVP today. The cost is free, but we're appreciatively accepting individual donations and corporate sponsorship contributions.
Special thanks to our incredible sponsors and donors, including: