In its second year, our career mentoring program has leaped from 20 students in 2017 to 76 students this year.
Commonly known as Futures in Aerospace, the program has exceeded all anticipations, impacting a large number of future aviation leaders. The program identifies interested high school and college students and builds pathways to guide them toward continued education and/or direct workforce employment opportunities. In the first two years of the careers and mentoring program, students received career readiness tools, best practices, and mentors, thus elevating their chances of pursuing their educational and career goals.
We’ve spent the past four months providing valuable mentorship and career planning best practices to 76 students, in preparation for the networking night and subsequent internships and jobs,” says Eric Henry, Pathways to Aviation board president.
The number of schools represented have significantly increased. We're working with students from:
- Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology
- ACE High School
- Bishop Manogue High School
- Carson High School
- Damonte Ranch High School
- Excel Christian School
- Galena High School
- Hug High School
- McQueen High School
- North Tahoe High School
- Oasis Academy
- Reed High School
- Reno High School
- Sierra College
- Sierra High School
- South Tahoe High School
- Spanish Springs High School
- Sparks High School
- Tahoe Expedition Academy
- Truckee Meadows Community College
- Truckee Meadows Community College High School
- Truckee High School
- University of Nevada, Reno
- Wooster High School
“Our Futures in Aerospace program has soared from just 20 students in 2017 and we anticipate even greater growth next year.”
Thanks to strong relationships with the Washoe County School District, Truckee Tahoe Unified School District, Sierra College, and the State of Nevada's Department of Education, we're seeing greater student participation...not just from those actively pursuing careers in aviation, but with absolutely no interest to those curious about the industry. As a result, most of the students now possess strong interests in considering the many roles they can work within the aviation industry.
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A handful of statistical graphs appear below.
Comparison between 2017 and 2018 participation.
Percentage of students interested in working now versus later.
Areas students felt they needed improvement (pre-workshops).
Aviation industry areas of interest from students.