ATEC News: August 2018
Boeing Releases 2018-2037 Technician Outlook
As new generation airplanes become more prominent in the global fleet, advances in airplane technology will drive an increased need for technicians skilled in avionics, composites, and digital troubleshooting, says manufacturing giant, The Boeing Company.

Boeing estimates that the need for maintenance personnel is largest in the Asia Pacific region, which will require 257,000 new technicians. Airlines in North America will require 189,000, Europe 132,000, the Middle East 66,000, Latin America 55,000, Africa 28,000, and Russia/Central Asia 27,000.

Stay tuned for the fall webinar series announcement, which will include a briefing from Boeing representatives on its latest forecast.
ATEC Fly-In Action Items
Register to Attend: Sept. 12-14
In just a few weeks, representatives of the aviation maintenance education community will convene in Washington, DC to discuss policy objectives that directly impact technical programs and workforce development . Read more.
Listen to the Preparation Webinar: On Demand
Get more information about the upcoming event, learn how to make the most of your time in DC, and get an overview of available resources. Listen Now
Schedule Meetings with Congressional Representatives
Association representatives are standing by to assist members with hill meeting coordination. Just provide your address and leave the rest to us! Make a scheduling request.
Support the Event Through Sponsorship
Member contributions make this and other ATEC-led events possible. Thanks to those that have already committed support (highlighted below). Sponsors receive recognition on the ATEC website, in conference materials and email distributions. Read more.
Resources and Opportunities
Last Call: DIY Simulations Webinar
Join us for today's webinar on low-cost ways to bring visualization to the classroom, taking place at 2:00 CT. While you're at it, sign up for the Sept. 25 webinar, Performance-Based Rules and How to Teach Them Register now.
ATEC Journal: Call for Papers
The peer-reviewed publication provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, students and industry representatives to share teaching techniques and research. Paper topics in the fall edition are considered for presentation at the annual conference. Submissions are due Oct. 1. Read more.
Heads Up: Survey Incoming
​Each year, ATEC surveys the aviation maintenance technical program community, results are published in the council's pipeline report. Survey requests will go to the institution's designated primary contact next month. Confirm your information is up to date.  Email us.
On Demand Webinars: Now Available
This summer, the council highlighted several issues pertinent to aviation maintenance education through an online webinar series. All live sessions are now available on demand. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance for professional development. Tune in.
Annual Conference News
Mark Your Calendar for Wichita 2019
The 2019 ATEC Annual Conference will take place on March 17-20 in Wichita. Coordination is underway. See the preliminary agenda and plan to join us. Registration will open in the fall.   Read more.
Exhibit Your Service or Product
Introduce your company to more than 150 representatives of the aviation maintenance education community. Exhibitors have dedicated space in the exhibit hall, are recognized in conference materials, and receive passes to attend the entire event. Read more.
Introducing the Employer Link
For the third-straight year, ATEC will facilitate a networking event to connect educators and industry recruiters. Employers are encouraged to register early to ensure maximum marketing exposure.   Read more.
The Inaugural ATEC Student Career Fair
For the first time, the Employer Link will incorporate a student career fair, taking place directly before the employer-educator networking reception. All students are encouraged to attend the event, which promises on-site interviews and job offers. Register Now.
Industry News
Submit a Nomination for Aviation Week's 20 Twenties Program
Established by the Aviation Week Network in 2013, the 20 Twenties program recognizes talented individuals who are on course to change the face of the aerospace and defense industry. Nominations are due Sept. 30.   Read more.
Aviation Coalition Calls for Long-Term FAA Spending Bill
ATEC joined 32 industry allies calling on the U.S. Senate to expedite its consideration of FAA reauthorization legislation. The effort implored Senate leaders to provide a long-term authorization for agency activities and programs.   Read more.
AWAM Scholarship Applications Due Nov. 1
Last year, the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 30 recipients. Opportunities are available for students, instructors and the current workforce. Read more.
RACCA Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 15
Over $21,000 has been added to the coffers of the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association Scholarship Program so far this year to aid prospective pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. Read more.
Coalition Supports Workforce Grant Legislation
In a letter to leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, 29 organizations urged that legislation to create a new aviation maintenance workforce development program be included the Senate’s FAA reauthorization package. Read more.
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