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NBAA Wants to Nurture Tomorrow’s Aviation Business Leaders

Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA’s vice president, educational strategy and workforce development, will discuss nurturing tomorrow’s leaders for aviation business careers during a live discussion at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, October 7, during the week-long Pathways to Aviation Career Symposium.

“We want to open the eyes of parents and teachers to the non-traditional career paths that don’t necessarily look like corner offices,” she said.

“For example, adult influencers may be familiar with commercial airline pilots, but they don’t see the pilot’s corner office as the flight deck,” Damato added. “Maybe the young person never thought about becoming a flight scheduler or an airplane technician who gets the plane ready for takeoff, not mention a career in aviation marketing."

As result, NBAA is invested in helping an emerging workforce reimagine the corner office.

“As a professional in aviation, I feel a responsibility to encourage young people to develop those ‘soft skills,’ such as communication, adaptability, teamwork, and leadership to partner with their technical knowledge,” she said.

There is no cost to attend Career Symposium activities.

Pathways to Aviation