High school students will have a chance to learn more about corporate and general aviation during a career day July 15 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
The 10th annual Corporate Aviation/General Aviation Career Day at Southern Illinois Airport (MDH) coincides with the University’s Open House. Students can participate in SIUC Open House activities that morning, and then come to Southern Illinois Airport for the aviation program.
“We are focusing on a segment of the industry that a lot of the kids don’t know about or think about,” said David A. NewMyer, chair of the Department of Aviation Management and Flight. “This segment in many ways is nearly as large in the numbers of jobs as the airlines.”
The event is free and open to high school students, including incoming high school freshmen. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport, which is between Carbondale and Murphysboro.
The career day runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Go to Aviation.siuc.edu/careerdays for more information or to register. The first 75 participants receive a free T-shirt.