ATEC News: April 2019
Annual Conference: See What Happened
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 Choose Aerospace 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!
Conference Wrap Up
Student, Instructor of the Year
Each year, ATEC recognizes excellence in aviation maintenance training by honoring an outstanding educator and an exemplary student. This year's recipients were Mikayla Green
of Colorado Northwestern Community College and Galen Wilson of Westfield Technical Academ y. Read more.
Post-Event Survey
To continually improve the conference - and ensure it remains the premier event for aviation maintenance education - the council needs your feedback. If you haven't already, take a few minutes to complete the short conference assessment. Take the survey.
Pictures and Materials
To bring your experience home and continue to benefit from your time in Wichita, the conference materials page has been loaded with photos, presentations, and handout materials. Member password is required to access. Read more.
Student Resume Portal
​As part of the inaugural ATEC Career Fair, students were encouraged to make a submission to the resume portal. Employers that took part in the Employer Link can still access the repository.  Request access.
Member Resources
Instructor Job Board
The resource provides a platform for member schools to advertise job openings for instructors and administrative personnel. See what's new or submit an opportunity.  Read more .
ATEC Webinar Channel
Industry representatives recently presented a webinar on new developments in avionics certifications. Miss it? All webinars are available on demand for free to members. Use the ATEC members-only password to gain access.  Read more.
Career Fair Calendar
​The online event repository is a resource for schools to get the word out about career fairs. Recruitment opportunities are upcoming at Southern Illinois University, Fox Valley Technical College, National Aviation Academy, and Aviation High School .   Read more .
ATEC is Coming to a City Near You
Area schools, companies and regulators are invited to attend local outreach meetings, free to all attendees thanks to our generous hosts. The following events will facilitate discussion on council initiatives, strategic objectives, and ways ATEC can support the local aviation maintenance technician education community:

Cheer on Your Favorite AMTS Team at the AMC
Next week, 21 ATEC member schools will participate in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition, taking place on the expo floor at MRO Americas. If you're in the Atlanta area, floor passes are free; if not, check out the live stream. Good luck to all our student teams!
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