ATEC News: January 2019
Industry Groups Stepping Up to Fund Technician Education
With a looming technical workforce shortage, organizations are looking for ways to bolster the workforce pipeline. Establishment of scholarships and awards is a popular option, one that will directly benefit students.

While there are opportunities available year-long, many application deadlines occur in the spring. Below are a few opportunities available to future aviation technicians. For a full listing of organizations that offer scholarships, visit
Each year the Northrop Rice Foundation distributes scholarships and awards to aviation maintenance students and schools. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
The ATEC James Rardon award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current aviation maintenance student. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
The ATEC Ivan D. Livi award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technology instructor. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association funds students demonstrating a passion for the craft. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association provides scholarships to current and recent students. The deadline to apply is March 15.
The Aerospace Maintenance Council recognizes student competitors at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition. The deadline to apply is March 15.
Annual Conference News
Current students and prospective employees are invited to the first annual ATEC Career Fair. The event is free, advance registration is required. Click the image above to download the event flyer for distribution to students.
The Employer Link is a unique event intended to connect employers with students, educators, and administrators from aviation technical programs from around the country. Employers may participate through sponsorship.
Aviation technician education’s premier event is scheduled for March 17-20 in Wichita. Take a peek at the agenda and see there's something for everyone . Read more.
Just a few sponsorship opportunities remain. Provide refreshment or lunch for conference attendees, the education community thanks you in advance! Read more.
Community Resources
Webinar TODAY at 1 PM CT: My International AMT Trainees Don’t Have Good Enough English…. What Do I Do?
This afternoon, ATEC will present a webinar addressing English training for aviation maintenance, and the need for a specialized branch of Workplace English that is customized to job performance . Register.
Free Webinar: Certification, Opening New Pathways for Students?
The FAA has formally recognized ASTM International's NCATT AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate. Get a briefing on what that means for graduating students, initiatives underway, and ASTM NCATT Approved Training Providers . Register.
Find New Opportunities on the ATEC 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 a job opportunity.  Read more .
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