Last month, Choose Aerospace hosted an outreach event in conjunction with a two-day teacher training in Tulsa. The outreach meeting discussed topics including implementation of the curriculum into local high schools as well as an Aviation Showcase where industry partners took time to talk with schools in attendance about job opportunities available to students completing the curriculum.
Over 70 attendees representing 20 schools were in attendance. Employers that were showcased included AAR, American Airlines, Tinker Airforce Base, Nordam, TAT Limco Airepair, Computer System Designers, United Airlines, Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, and Southwest Airlines. Check out this video and slides from the meeting.
The outreach meeting was followed up by two days of training for teachers enrolled in the curriculum to include an overview of the instructor dashboard and best practices, as well as new hands-on projects to be implemented into the curriculum beginning this fall.
Special thanks to the following ATEC A&P instructors for building and training on hands-on projects:
Thanks to generous donors, schools were placed in a drawing for prizes that will aid in the hands-on aspects of their program. Spring Valley High School out of West Virginia was the winner of a toolbox provided by Snap-on, and Putnam City North High School out of Oklahoma was the winner of a safety wire box donated by the Aerospace Maintenance Council. Each school in attendance was also given a set of Sonic Tools screwdrivers, provided by AAR.