ATEC News: October 2018
Annual Conference 2019: Registration is Open!
Aviation technician education’s premier event is scheduled for March 17-20. The agenda is jam-packed with something for everyone. Instructors, administrators, career services personnel, designated mechanic examiners, company recruiters and workforce development professionals are encouraged to attend.
This 2019 conference will be better than ever, with new exhibitors, incorporation of a student career fair, breakout sessions with relevant information for a cross-section of aviation professionals, and evening events with Wichita flair. The FAA will also host DME recurrent training the day following adjournment for those looking to satisfy biennial requirements. Read on for more details. We look forward to seeing you in Wichita!
Stay and Play
The event will take place in the Air Capital of the World. Get more information about our host city, and take advantage of your stay to see all Wichita has to offer.  Read more.
Exhibit Hall
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.
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.
Student Career Fair
For the first time, the conference will incorporate a student career fair. The event promises on-site interviews and job offers. All prospective employees are invited, and schools are encouraged to communicate the opportunity to students. Register Now.
Just a few sponsorship opportunities remain. Provide refreshment or lunch for conference attendees in exchange for sponsorship recognition. Read more.
Reduced rates are available at two hotels convenient to the host location. Book online to secure group rates at the Aloft Wichita or Courtyard Wichita East . Read More.
Choose Aerospace
A new campaign seeks to unite companies, associations, labor unions and educational institutions, to spur interest in aerospace technical careers, and identify and implement solutions to the aerospace tech workforce shortage.


Commit support and secure a seat in the inaugural steering committee meeting, scheduled for Nov. 14.
Resources and Opportunities
Fall Webinar Series
Live courses are scheduled through the end of the year. Topics include online content delivery best practices, part 147 certification, and airworthiness awareness. See what's new and catch what you've missed On Demand. Register Now.
Distance Learning: Get Approved
A new template assists part 147 schools wanting FAA authorization to provide online content. A free webinar introduces the resource and provides an overview of applicable guidance material.  Read More.
Career Fair Calendar
Introducing a one-stop shop for employers to plan career fair attendance. Schools are encouraged to submit upcoming event dates as they are finalized.  Read More.
Survey Response Request
The council is surveying aviation maintenance technical program representatives. An invitation to participate was delivered to each school's primary contact earlier this week. ( Let us know if you did not receive it). The deadline to respond is Nov. 3. Read more.
Membership Renewal
Membership renewals are due Jan. 1. Dues invoices were sent to the primary and billing contacts for all members. If you did not receive a notice, let us know .
FAA Reauthorization Implementation: Stakeholders Move on Grant Program Action
The bill authorizes a five-year pilot program that will provide annual grants of up to $500,000 to business or unions, schools and governmental entities that partner on workforce development initiatives. Implementation activities are underway. Read more.
Senator Tim Kaine Visits Aviation Institute of Maintenance
As chairman of the workforce development committee and the Career and Technical Education Caucus, the Senator's comments provide insight on the congressional mindset towards technical training.   Listen in.
Show Us the Grant Money
Industry coalition leader, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, provides some intelligence on next steps, and how would-be applicants can start laying the foundation for a successful grant application. Read more.
FAA Makes Minor Revision to Mechanic Written Test
The agency published revised sample exams and "what's new" documentation to notify the public of changes made to the written test bank.   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.
HFI Scholarship Applications Due Nov. 30
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry. Read more.
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