California aviation businesses work annually with high school students to expand their knowledge of career opportunities in the business aviation industry. Read more, as reported by No Plane No Gain, below!
Each year, the aviation businesses that call California’s Van Nuys Airport (VNY) home have coordinated with the airport and Junior Achievement (JA) of Southern California to introduce high school students to the spectrum of aviation careers, including those in business aviation, through JA’s annual Groundhog Day Job Shadowing activity.
“Continued participation in the event speaks to their investment in the students and the future of aviation as a whole,” said NBAA Western Reginal Representative Stacy Howard. “It is an opportunity any airport-business team can take advantage of by contacting the nearest chapter of Junior Achievement.”
This year, after an airfield bus tour that explained its daily operations, more than three dozen students from Van Nuys High School shadowed mentors across the airport. Eight VNY tenants and two airport departments took part in this year’s event. Participants included: Aeroplex/Aerolease, Castle & Cooke Aviation, Sun Air Jets, Skybird Aviation, Corsair Aviation, The Park VNY, Los Angeles Fire Department Station 114 and VNY’s Airport Operations and Maintenance divisions.