Analysis: Youth Task Force Presents Daunting Challenges but Energizing Solutions

By Kathryn B. Creedy 15-minute read Recommendations include: The Youth Access to Aviation Jobs in America Task Force (YIATF) set out the herculean tasks needed to turn the great recommendations from its just released report into reality. Reading the YIATF report is as daunting as it is hopeful, but no one said this “moon shot”Continue reading Analysis: Youth Task Force Presents Daunting Challenges but Energizing Solutions

Analysis: WIAAB Cites Culture as Driving Women from Aviation

By Kathryn B. Creedy In its report, published Tuesday, the government’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) cited culture as the biggest barrier to attracting and retaining women in the industry. While this may not be news, to have culture identified as the over-riding issue in keeping women at bay, may mean something will actuallyContinue reading “Analysis: WIAAB Cites Culture as Driving Women from Aviation”

PBS, NAHF Offer Unique Aviation Education Opportunity

By Kathryn B. Creedy The National Aviation Hall of Fame and PBS partnered to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to an aviation/aerospace industry struggling with workforce shortages and creating pipelines for future workforce needs. Aviation organizations from airlines to manufacturers, MROs, and the aviation/aerospace alphabet-soup groups in Washington need to grab on to this golden opportunityContinue reading “PBS, NAHF Offer Unique Aviation Education Opportunity”

Airline, Aerospace Make Forbes Diversity List

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.

1st AOPA HS Curriculum Grads, Coordination Needed with Education Programs

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.

Opinion: Industry Facing Daunting Changes to Win Future Workforce

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.

How Industry, Unions Hurt Women Pilot Recruitment & Retention — Part II

Airline and union policies hamper industry efforts to increase diversity in the global pilot corps. We know what it will take to change but the political will is not their because it is still a numbers game.

How Industry, Unions Hurt Women Pilot Recruitment & Retention — Part I

Airline and union policies hamper industry efforts to increase diversity in the global pilot corps. We know what it will take to change but the political will is not their because it is still a numbers game.

Industry, Academia Must Break Down Silos to Develop Future Workforce

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”

Mitre, NGA, Feds Launch Neurodiversity Pilot Program

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”