Nearly 250 souls—amounting to record-breaking attendance—participated in the ATEC annual conference in Wichita. The March event, hosted by WSU Tech in partnership with Textron Aviation, provided general session and breakout content, networking opportunities, and for the first time, a student career fair.
Even with the wide variety of topics discussed during the general and break-out sessions there were two prevalent themes: alleviating the technician workforce shortage and reversing the negative perception of career technical education. These issues took center stage in conference sessions highlighting the
campaign, results from a recent survey of aviation recruiters regarding candidate shortfalls, and a new Kansas pathway program.
See the full conference write-up in the upcoming edition of
Aircraft Maintenance Magazine
or get the reprinted version on the ATEC website, linked below.
Stay tuned for Dallas 2020 conference dates, to be announced soon!