Promoting aviation careers amidst a global pilot and technician shortage
Join California Aeronautical University as they host the 4th Annual Aviation Career Day on Friday, February 25, 2022. Proudly supported by Meadows Field Airport, this will be a great opportunity for students to learn of the many different fields available in the aviation industry.
With careers for a variety of interests, attendees can not only discover careers in aviation and aerospace, but they'll have the opportunity to get up close to aircraft and talk directly to professionals in aviation-related positions.
Exhibitors at this year's Aviation Career Day include Kern County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department, Golden Age Flight Museum, Boeing, Air Wisconsin Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Horizon Air, Army National Guard, Bakersfield Jet Center, Latino Pilots Association, and more.
Several students also have the chance to win airplane flights, simulator sessions, and other exciting prizes.
Special guest Vicky Benzing, accomplished aerobatic performer and air racer sponsored by CAU, will join CAU President Matthew Johnston for a Qandamp;A session.
Through the University's outreach events and aviation programs, CAU's goal is to open the eyes of young people to the possibility of starting an aviation career.
"At California Aeronautical University, we're all about igniting people's interest in aviation, says Matthew Johnston, President of California Aeronautical University. "So whatever it is that a person wants to pursue, we want to encourage them to study that - whether it's flying aircraft, maintaining aircraft, or being an aviation business professional."
According to a recent pilot outlook study by Boeing, "as the commercial aviation industry navigates an uneven global recovery from the recent market downturn caused by COVID-19, effective training and an adequate supply of personnel remain critical to maintaining the health, safety and prosperity of the aviation ecosystem."
The study approximates that over 600,000 pilots and 620,000 maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the global commercial fleet over the next 20 years.*
CAU's Aviation Career Day will be held at the University's main campus at 1450 Boughton Drive in Bakersfield.
For more information, visit calaero.edu/career-day.
About California Aeronautical University
California Aeronautical University (CAU) is preparing the next generation of aviation professionals. Serving students from all over the country, the University offers career-focused programs in aviation, aviation business, and aircraft maintenance. With on-airport locations throughout California and in Arizona that provide an ideal learning environment, CAU courses are delivered in a year-round, fast-paced schedule that enables students to enter the pipeline for aviation careers in the shortest amount of time. Through the University's strong partnerships with airlines, influential aviation organizations, and leaders in the aviation community, CAU graduates become a part of a larger aviation network and reap the benefits of these relationships, including direct access to several airline cadet programs. The University offers access to federal student financial aid, scholarships, and veteran educational benefits to those who qualify.