By Kathryn B. Creedy The challenges of meeting the demand for aviation maintenance technicians just became a lot tougher, according to Aviation Institute of Maintenance Executive Vice President Joel English, who cautioned while there is theoretical capacity to produce enough technicians, there are roadblocks, because only about half graduate or pursue certification. “The Boeing TechnicianContinue reading “Industry Falling Short of 6,000 AMTs Annually to Meet Demand”
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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”
Building the Workforce Part IV
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.
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.
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”
FAA Clears Santa for Annual Flight
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”
What’s Wrong with Aviation/Aerospace Diversity Strategies?
Litte progress has been made in increasing diversity in aviation & aerospace. Now we know why and what to do about it.