On Oct. 23, The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will once again host its Careers in Business Aviation Day at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). This dedicated career day, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will feature education sessions and tours, and is open to middle school, high school and college students across the U.S. who are interested in exploring career opportunities in the business aviation industry.
Students will be given the opportunity to visit more than 1,000 exhibits at the show and engage with approximately 25,000 attendees representing the spectrum of business aviation’s diverse opportunities, from flight department personnel and aircraft manufacturers, to flight crews and the many businesses that serve the business aviation community. College and university students also will learn more about career opportunities and receive advice from university representatives and aviation professionals in an informal roundtable setting.
NBAA has organized keynote speakers to welcome the students, including Amelia Rose Earhart, the youngest female to have circumnavigated the globe in a single-engine aircraft, Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), and Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies and a leading expert on unmanned aircraft systems. The 2014 Career Day is free for all registered students and faculty. Students attending University Aviation Association-affiliated colleges and universities also qualify for complimentary access to all three days of NBAA2014.
NBAA is expecting more that 200 students to attend, including those from high schools in the Orlando area, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Dakota, Florida Technical College and many more.