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Youth Task Force Goes Public

Update: A live stream of the meeting can be viewed via the FAA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/FAAnews

.On Oct. 16, the FAA will host the first public meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force. ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto will participate in the meeting as a representative of aircraft repair stations.

The task force’s creation was mandated by the 2018 FAA reauthorization law to encourage high school students to pursue careers in aviation. Its membership was announced in July 2020; participants used the months leading up to the initial public meeting to establish committees and plan for the group’s work (see the July 21 update below for explanation of that work). Levanto selected the Trends subcommittee, which is charged with identifying what encourages or discourages young Americans in pursuing aviation careers.

Virtual Meeting Details

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM ET
Objective: Establish task force baseline; introduce members and discuss their interest in the Task Force; provide an overview of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (including roles and responsibilities); and discuss governance.

For information about the meeting or the task force in general, contact S602YouthTaskForce@faa.gov or visit the committee page on the FAA website.

If you would like to be included on Levanto’s list of interested industry stakeholders who receive updates and assist with questions posed to the task force, contact ARSA.

 


Previously from ARSA on the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force…

7/21/20 - Growing Maintenance via Youth Task Force

July 21, 2020

On July 17, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the appointment of 20 representatives to the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force. The task force’s creation was mandated by the 2018 FAA reauthorization law to encourage high school students to pursue careers in aviation. ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto will represent aircraft repair stations.

The task force will recommend strategies for the FAA to:

(1) Facilitate and encourage U.S. high school students to enroll in and complete career and technical education courses, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
(2) Facilitate and encourage these students to enroll in a course of study related to an aviation career, including aviation manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance.
(3) Identify and develop pathways for students to secure registered apprenticeships, workforce development programs, or careers in the aviation industry of the United States.

Stay tuned for updates as Levanto and the other 19 representatives get to work. ARSA encourages industry members to support the effort by sharing workforce development thoughts, questions, needs or lessons learned to arsa.org/contact.

To review the list of task force appointees, click here.

To learn more about the task force via the FAA’s website, click here.



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