Van Nuys Airport (VNY), one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, has opened registration to students for its 16th Annual Aviation Career Day, which will be held virtually on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Slated for 10 a.m. to noon, the two-hour program invites high school students to learn about the wide range of job opportunities in aviation and encourages them to pursue careers in the industry, say officials with the Southern California airport.
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez will co-host the event along with officials from VNY and The Valley Economic Alliance.
The FAA, film and charter companies, and women in various aviation careers will all make presentations during the event. Students will have the opportunity to network with members of the San Fernando Valley 99s, mechanics, the U.S. Army, California Aeronautical University, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 40, and other aviation representatives.
The program will conclude with a question-and-answer session with industry leaders and a virtual tour of the airport.
For students more eager to get involved, VNY will host its annual Job Shadow Day this summer where students are paired with industry leaders to learn alongside professionals in the field of their choice.
VNY, which had more than 301,000 operations in 2021, is home to more than 200 businesses, including four major FBOs and numerous aviation service companies. Annually, the airport contributes approximately $2 billion to the Southern California economy and supports more than 10,000 jobs.
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