Welcoming Girls Into the Aviation Industry
The Women In Aviation International’s (WAI) Sixth Annual Girls In Aviation Day (GAID) event will be accessible to thousands of girls, ages 8-17 worldwide, through the Aviation for Girls App that will go live on Saturday, September 26, 2020!
This will be the first year WAI chapters and corporate members will not host in-person events. However, industry partners and members have come together to provide youth with more access than ever to content, resources, career panel videos, hands-on activities, virtual tours scholarships, and mentoring opportunities. This tool will provide participants with a chance to meet role models to who they can relate and who represent careers they have yet imagined. Additionally, attendees using the app will qualify to apply for WAI 2021 scholarships and receive monthly WAI Connect e-newsletters and the digital Aviation for Women magazine.
See more details on the GAID page, register for the event, and download the App!
Women In Aviation International
Women In Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields. WAI provides resources and scholarships to assist men and women in aviation and inspire young women to explore aviation and consider the industry’s career opportunities.
Their diverse membership includes aviation maintenance technicians, engineers, astronauts, pilots, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, business owners, high school and university students and educators, airshow performers, journalists, and many others.
Additionally, WAI builds awareness of the accomplishments and contributions of women, historical figures, and current leaders of the industry.
Check out WAI membership options and gain access to scholarships, benefits, and discounts!
Supporting Women of National Aviation Academy
In aviation maintenance, women make up only 2% of the industry’s maintenance professionals, but we are working to increase that number at NAA.
NAA offers student organizations that support and promote the success of women and all students in aviation maintenance.
- Women of National Aviation Academy is a group of dedicated female students who come together to support, share, and celebrate successes as females in aviation maintenance training!
- NAA is a Title IX school which is a Civil Right enforcement that protects all students from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
- Alpha Eta Rho International Fraternity will give students and alumni access to over 60,000 current aviation industry leaders, mentors, and 35,000 active alumni, connecting students to the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.
- Student Services works with all students to ensure the needs of the student body are being met and are considered as NAA continues to expand, grow, and evolve to meet the needs of the maintenance training standards.
Females’ prospects are highly demanded in aviation maintenance due to their unique competitive qualities and strengths. Communication, attention to detail, hand dexterity, and the ability to work well with others are all important qualities of a skilled aircraft technician. The 2019 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook notes that 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed globally over the next 20 years to maintain the world’s fleet.
Be sure to register for an upcoming virtual info session to learn more about training and career opportunities. Apply below if you are ready to get started!