Aviation workforce shortages will take center stage in Washington, D.C., next week as the FAA holds a symposium to explore ways to attract new talent into the industry. To be held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the September 13 forum will provide an overview of the growing number of initiatives designed to address aviation workforce demands and examine ways to “maximize the benefits of these initiatives,” the FAA said.
The forum will include three panel discussions. The first, titled “Priming the Pipeline,” will cover efforts and ideas to attract people into the aviation field. The next, “Pathways to Proficiency,” will review ways to improve the quality and efficiency of training. The third panel on “Productive Partnerships” will focus on existing and potential partnerships to foster career paths and collaboration.
“The FAA believes this event will provide an important forum for participants to explore the scope of issues, share strategies and best practices to address this opportunity, and ask the community to help develop and commit to specific steps for cooperation and collaboration,” the agency said. Registration for the symposium is free.