A proposal put forward by Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) to help young men and women become effectively trained commercial airline pilots is receiving industry support.
The letter was presented by 17 aviation membership association to represent a broad cross-section of the industry, strongly supporting legislation to establish an aviation technical workforce development pilot program.
"Your legislation would incentivize businesses, labor organizations, schools, and governmental entities to work together to pursue innovative new strategies to develop technical talent and encourage workers to pursue aviation careers. Given the scale of the challenge facing companies in Oklahoma, Connecticut, Kansas, Washington, and elsewhere around the country, your proposal could not be timelier."
Click here to read the letter and view the list of supporting organizations.
Click here for details about S.2506 - A bill to establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program
[The purpose of this post is to educate, as opposed to advocate.]