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.
Global MRO workforce down only 3% from Covid but more work needed to attract more including incrased government spending on education to regain industry competitiveness, more advanced tech in aviation schools. Industry also needs to reset needs based on new tech.
Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses are seeing hiring recovery and more demand for aviation technical school graduates. Studies show where recovery is, the skills needed for the future and the changes we’ll see as the result of technology.
Study warns airlines to start training now to avert new pilot shortage. More than pilots nearing retirement took early outs. 30,000 expected to abandon airline pilot career. Booming flight schools provide important pipeline. Career projection unlike anything we’ve seen. Training funding still biggest barrier
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.
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”
By Kathryn B. Creedy While most people think women and people of color when it comes to increasing diversity, there are many other constituencies needing a place at the table if diversity and inclusion (D&I) is to really mean anything. That signals the importance of a new Neurodiverse Federal Workforce (NFW) pilot program, a collaborativeContinue reading “Mitre, NGA, Feds Launch Neurodiversity Pilot Program”
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