On November 7 more than 500 Los Angeles-area high school students were introduced to aviation industry careers at the third annual LAX Aviation Career Day, hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The event took place at the Flight Path Museum & Learning Center and raised awareness of careers in the air and space industry as well as specialised curriculums at local colleges. More than 30 companies, federal agencies and other airport employers were present to share information and discuss career paths with the students.
“LAX’s Aviation Career Day is an opportunity for high school students to see first-hand the breadth of professional opportunities available at an airport,” said Michelle Schwartz, deputy executive director, chief of external affairs, LAWA. “With more than 50,000 employees working at LAX, we want these students to know that the sky’s the limit when it comes to chasing their dream job, and at the airport we have opportunities in almost any career path.”
This year’s Aviation Career Day included United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles Airport Police, the California Highway Patrol, as well as schools and companies specialising in aviation/aerospace and aircraft maintenance. Construction and design firms working at LAX, including PCL Construction Services and Swinerton Builders, were also present to highlight opportunities.