Most high school teachers and guidance counselors don’t actually know a pilot, or an A&P, or an air traffic controller, or an aeronautical engineer. That leaves teenagers in the unenviable position of not being able to aspire to careers they don’t have any insight into. In fact, it may not have occurred to them that these jobs exist at all.
The grant is designed to support the development of a program focused on increasing access to aviation careers for underrepresented students, according to college officials.
“How can a middle or high school student know what their future career will look like if they are unsure what their options are?”