ATEC News: February 2018
Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published new career data in its Occupational Outlook Handbook. The biennial publication provides earnings reports, growth projections and replacement needs for hundreds of occupations, including “Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians.”
ATEC Annual Conference
Confirmed speakers include NTSB Member Earl F. Weener and FAA Flight Standards Service Executive Director John Duncan. With the only Employer Expo of its kind, a record number of anticipated exhibitors, and a special opportunity for congressional engagement, the event is a must attend.
Annual Conference News
Book Accommodation
The deadline to book hotel rooms at the group rate is Feb. 23. Please note that March 20 rooms are no longer available at the group rate. To book the standard rate for that night, call the hotel directly. Book now
Day on the Hill Prep Webinar: Friday Feb. 16
Get the most out of your time in Washington. in preparation for ATEC's Day on the Hill, t he webinar will provide instructions on scheduling meetings with members of Congress and a brief overview of the top issues facing aviation technician education. Register Now
Three Exhibitor Spots Remain
The Annual Conference Exhibit Hall is nearing max capacity. Promote your product or service to more than 150 aviation maintenance technician education representatives. Read More
Employers: Participate in the Workforce Development Expo
A vital piece of the workforce pipeline will depend on educator-employer partnerships. ATEC leadership decided the council had a role to play, and is happy to present an encore performance of last year's Employer Expo. Read more
Action Items
ATEC Journal: Call for Papers
The publication provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, students and industry representatives to share teaching techniques and research. Papers are considered for presentation at the annual conference. Submissions are due April 1. Read more
Distance Learning: Survey Request
Faculty at Southern Illinois University and Middle Tennessee State University are conducting research to support the collective use of online course delivery and other computer-based training. Instructors are asked to participate in a short survey. Read more
Check out the ATEC Job Board
The members-only resource provides a platform for schools to advertise job openings for instructors and administrative personnel. See what's new or submit a job opportunity.  Read more
News & Alerts
New Members-Only Password
The 2018 membership switch was flipped on Feb. 1, all members in good standing should have received the new password to access exclusive content on If you did not receive the new password Email Us
FAA Updates General Sample Exam
A revised sample exam includes new helicopter aerodynamics questions. M embers are encouraged to provide comment on student testing experiences while the test bank undergoes revision in preparation for new airman testing standards. Read more
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