Career Development New

Aug. 14, 2008

Aviation Career Day
An Aviation Career Day is planned for Friday Oct. 17, 2008 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum between Lincoln and Omaha, NE.
Hosted by Duncan Aviation, the Strategic Air & Space Museum, and planned in partnership with the Lincoln and Omaha Public Schools, nearly 600 high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to visit with representatives from colleges and universities, aircraft manufacturing and service companies, commercial airlines, aviation media, government agencies and military organizations. To register visit

Human factors training
The Aviation Consulting Group (TACG) offers human factors training for aircraft maintenance at either its location in Myrtle Beach, SC, or at customer locations worldwide. Courses are approved, and exceed the requirements of, FAA/EASA/CAA/TC/IS-BAO and other major regulators and organizations.
2008 classes are scheduled for:

  • Aug. 18-21, Miami
  • Sept. 15-19, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Oct. 15, Wichita, KS
  • Nov. 3-7, Myrtle Beach, SC

For more information, to check 2009 dates, or to register visit or call (800) 294-0872

AWS Welding Show
The 2008 FABTECH International & American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Show will be held in Las Vegas, Oct. 6-8.

Cosponsored by the American Welding Society, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and supported by industry partner the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the event is expected to have an estimated 20,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors. In addition to viewing the latest products, attendees will benefit from a comprehensive array of educational offerings. Led by more than 100 experts, sessions emphasize industry issues and trends, and developments in forming, fabricating, welding, and related technologies. The New Product Theater will showcase free, 30-minute, exhibitor-led product and technology demonstrations throughout each day of the show. For more information visit or call (800) 443-9353.

Lincoln Electric Welding School
Lincoln Electric now offers a welding and safety maintenance course for repair welding applications at its Cleveland, OH, facility. The course demonstrates and instructs students in various welding processes including stck, MIG, and TIG welding as well as oxyfuel cutting. The one-week basic course allows students to spend 80 percent of the time in the booth learning to weld. Courses are scheduled for Aug. 18-22, Oct. 13-17, and Nov. 17-21. For more information call (216) 383-8325 or visit

Grey Owl courses
Grey Owl Aviation Consultants offers Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance Workshops that are in compliance with Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA training requirements. They are FAA IA Renewal approved. Classes are scheduled:

  • Sept. 9-10, Buffalo, NY
  • Nov. 5-6, Las Vegas
  • March 25-26, 2009, Miami

Besides human factors courses, training in safety management systems is also offered. For more information visit or call (204) 848-7353.

Turboprop Expo
At Turboprop Expo, Oct. 28-30 in Scottsdale, AZ, the program will be expanded to include specific seminar tracks for King Air and Turbo Commander operators. Adding to the core seminar offerings of the PT6 and TPE 331 engines, the airframe series will focus on operational and maintenance issues as well as upgrades and modifications and key airframe components. The airframe programs will coordinate with the engine and component seminars common to most turboprop equipped aircraft.
For more information visit

Embry-Riddle Career Expo
Representatives of more than 100 employers from across the nation are scheduled to participate in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s 2008 Industry/Career Expo. Companies include AIG, American Eagle Airlines, Baker Hughes, the Central Intelligence Agency, Hawker Beechcraft Services, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, NetJets, Southwest Airlines, United Space Alliance, Volvo Aero Services, and XCOR Aerospace.

The career expo will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ICI Center at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Embry-Riddle’s Career Services Office.

Job candidates from all levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome to discuss career options with a full range of industry leaders. Additional details are online at

Avionics training
The Aircraft Electronics Association now offers avionics training at its training center near Lee’s Summit Regional Airport outside Kansas City, MO. Initial training covers basic wiring and avionics installation. For more information call (816) 347-8400 or visit

Student program
Avjobs Inc. and offer a Student Aviation Program to help students find employment immediately upon graduation. For a nominal fee students receive nine months of access to the online career tool. Features include access to key industry employers, aviation specific job application, resume builder, interview preparation and assistance, overview of more than 70 aviation careers, and private and professional email address. For more information visit or

Aviation research grant
The Lindbergh Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lindbergh-Lycoming aviation grant. This program is open to anyone conducting an aviation/aerospace research project that will improve the quality of life by balancing technological advancements with the preservation of the environment. The deadline for applications is Oct. 30, 2008. The winner will be notified in April 2009, with funding in July 2009. These research grants, in the amount of $10,580, may not be used for tuition. For complete details on the Lindbergh Grants program, descriptions of funded research grant projects, and a downloadable grant application, please visit