Our new series of career mentoring workshops, commonly known as "flight plan" sessions, successfully launched last night at the Truckee Airport. Despite the threat of heavy snow, a strong number of students and their guests attended the first session.
Students from schools in the Truckee-Tahoe area made the Truckee Airport their home for 90 minutes. Airport manager, Kevin Smith, welcomed the students and their guests to the airport. He gave them a full tour of the facility by describing airport operations in great detail. Kevin's ability to establish rapport with students set the tone for an incredible evening.
He was followed by Katie Greenwood, who works at the Noise Abatement Manager at the Truckee Airport, who described her piloting and career paths, as well as scholarships offered to young men and women.
Eric Henry, chairman of the Pathways to Aviation board, began the career coaching portion of the session, by describing the many reasons for the newly created careers program. He and Pete Parker then shared job searching tips, addressed hard skills, and discussed the importance of recognizing all skills.
Students were given an assignment, in advance of the second session, taking place on Thursday, February 15. Each student was asked to write as many of their hard and soft skills in the career workbook, provided to them at the workshop. The discussion at the second session will focus on skills identification and resume writing.
Click on the photo to see others from the first session.
The second session will take place from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, February 15 at the Truckee Airport. All area high school and college are invited to attend. They're strongly encouraged to complete a brief, yet informative registration form (click here) - AND - RSVP for the second session (click here).