EBACE Careers in Business Aviation Day Inspires Industry’s Next Generation
9 April 2019
Students and exhibitors alike stand to gain valuable benefits from taking part in the 2019 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2019) Careers in Business Aviation Day, set for 23 May, the final day of the show.
This year’s event will focus on connecting students and young professionals looking for business aviation career opportunities with companies in need of young talent. Peter Korns, NBAA’s senior manager of tax, operations and workforce development who oversees the event, said the business aviation industry estimates needing thousands of new pilots and maintenance professionals in the coming years.
“Business aviation is hiring,” said Korns. “Exhibitors with current recruiting needs will find eager students hoping to learn more about business aviation and preparing themselves for internships and job opportunities.
“Our industry is currently facing a shortage of qualified pilots, maintenance technicians, controllers and other professionals – a global and present threat to the ongoing strength and success of who we are,” he added. “We need to attract young people to business aviation.”
EBACE2019 exhibitors with internships, jobs or other career services are asked to fill out a brief questionnaire about their offerings. These companies will be listed and promoted to attendees on-site as stands to visit for more information. View the questionnaire.
Students attending EBACE2019 will hear first-hand from other young professionals about opportunities in the business aviation industry and how to break into the field, including Q&A and networking sessions. High school students can take an optional tour of the aircraft static display and the exhibit hall.
“The EBACE2019 Career Day is an outstanding networking opportunity for students considering careers in business aviation and wondering how to enter the field,” added Korns. “This is a unique chance to ask young professionals for their advice and insight about joining and working in the industry.”
The event is free for high school and university students, ages 12 and up, as well as their faculty, parents and chaperones. In addition, students attending a university have the option of attending all three days of EBACE2019 at a discounted rate.