US aviation/aerospace companies risk losing competitiveness without diversity and new immigration policies. Business leaders make strong case for expanding pipelines to those with criminal records. Trends in 2021 hiring provide insight into what global companies are doing including job seekers including companies not meeting DE&I goals. It also shows diverse employees are leaving to start their own companies after treatment by former employers.
FA/AW News takes a look at AOPA’s You Can Fly program and the extraordinary difference it is making. It also covers other programs reaching into the community to connect kids with aviation and aerospace.
Few understand the massive task ahead as the aviation/aerospace industries work on DE&I programs and what it means in creating a Just Culture.
The inability of aviation & aerospace manufacturers to find capable employees is reaching critical levels and is anticipate to become more acute in the future.
The aviation/aerospace industry already knows it has a skills gap but the skills needed in the future will require a complete reset of employer-employee relations.
By Kathryn B. Creedy 15 minute read Education reform needed to develop interdisciplinary talent Corporations and educators must remove silos Companies already taking interdisciplinary approach to OJT for better outcomes Changing curriculum is massive challenge Traditional college degree or certification focus? Wholistic approach needed to solve technical, social and economic issues raised by deployment ofContinue reading “Industry, Academia Must Break Down Silos to Develop Future Workforce”
15 Minute Read Industry Still Inventing the Same Wheel Despite Need to Amplify What’s Already There Manufacturing Career Education Boosted by State/Industry Efforts Aviation/Aerospace Education Provides Economic Mobility, Transforms Families Academia Questions How to Keep Up with Changing Technology Education Delivery Must Be Different Lifelong Continuing Education Needed Aviation/Aerospace Career Promotion Still Needed By KathrynContinue reading “Industry Educational Resources Reaching Millions, Serious Education Reform Needed”
By Kathryn B. Creedy Don’t ever tell Shella Condino it is impossible to bring aviation/aerospace education to even the poorest schools. Condino is a gutsy Filipino immigrant who opted for Presidio High School in Texas to launch her teaching career rather than an international academy. “Presidio was where I was needed,” she said. “It wasn’tContinue reading “How Poor Schools Can Tap Aviation/Aerospace Education Resources”
Editor’s Note: This was published in 1998 when I worked for FAA Public Affairs Washington, DC — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared Santa Claus for his annual Christmas flight after certifying his fire-engine-red sleigh. Registered in the North Pole as NP-HoHoHo, the sleigh is an all-metal sleigh-craft powered by nine reindeer. In a bidContinue reading “FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight”
By Kathryn B. Creedy 12-minute read Workforce development programs not as effective as they should be Tectonic social & economic shifts are driving workforce changes Companies add social justice to social responsibility for more success Aviation & Aerospace lag behind other industries How to build the cultural shifts needed for tomorrow’s workforce Crowd Sourcing Alert:Continue reading “Making Aviation/Aerospace Workforce Programs More Effective”