Have you ever considered a career in aviation? Did you know you can earn up to 9 college credits (ask for details on transferable credits) while still in high school? An aviation job might be just right for you! The Air Zoo offers high school juniors and seniors an exciting and immersive experience like no other.
|Air Traffic Control||Engineering|
|Manufacturing||Private Space Ventures|
Come explore the basics of flight, aircraft maintenance, engineering, and manufacturing. Learn about airport management, operations, and air traffic control, as well as private space ventures, drones, and autonomous flight. Enjoy fun and engaging field trips and hands-on experience in the Air Zoo’s restoration department!
You will also complete one online college course for college credit - wow!
Students continue the experience enrolled in three online college courses, with weekly coaching and job shadowing opportunities! Those successfully completing both years will graduate with 9 college credits!
FLYING magazine, October 2018
Boeing estimates 800,000 flight crew will be needed over the next 20 years. Business and Corporate aviation are facing critical shortages of pilots and maintenance technicians.
CNBC, May 2018
637,000 new pilots needed over next 20 years.
CNBC, September 2018
Boeing estimates 754,000 aviation technicians needed over next 20 years. Starting salaries quickly rising to $70,000 per year or more.
Aerospace Industries Association
One recent study found that 39 percent of aerospace companies predict an “extreme” impact on their business growth caused by this labor shortage, reflecting concern not only about a lack of senior-level engineers, but also a paucity of skilled/technical workers versed in technology fundamentals and “soft” skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, literacy, communication and collaboration.
Aviation Week 2015 Workforce Study
Competition for specific engineering skills is broadening and becoming more intense as automotive, high tech, and oil and gas industries begin to overlap to a greater extent in terms of technology development.