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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

AOPA'S HIGH School initiative
was designed to generate interest
in aviation careers by providing
STEM-based aviation education
to high school students.

THROUGH A
partnership between
the Oklahoma
Aeronautics
Commission, AOPA and
the State Department
of Education, 16
Oklahoma high schools
have added the AOPA
High School Initiative
to their curriculum.

the Top 10 states in the nation for the lowest costs
of doing business, lowest costs of living and best
incentives in the country," Bird explained.

PUSH FOR EDUCATION
"The competition for young people is intense
among industries," commented Bird. "This is exacerbated by low unemployment rates. It is imperative that we expose young people to the wonder
of aviation and aerospace at an early age so they
too are inspired by these wonders and realize
that they can be part of something much bigger
than themselves."
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission teams
with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's
(AOPA), the State Department of Education and
schools across the state to grow interest in aviation. Through this partnership, 16 Oklahoma high
schools have added an AOPA program meant to
introduce students to aerospace and aviation.
Some schools offer pilot tracks, while other offer
unmanned aircraft tracks or implement both.
The four-year AOPA program offers students
one class per semester, beginning with the fundamentals of aviation and aerospace and ending

with students being prepared to take either the
FAA Private Pilot written exam or the FAA Part
107 Drone Pilot Exam. The progressive series of
hands-on and exploratory lessons develop student
knowledge of aerospace concepts and problemsolving STEM skills, including principles of physics
and design, aircraft systems, safety and operations.
Though some students have worked with local
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapters
to take flight lessons, the program aims to generate interest in aviation and introduce students to
aviation opportunities.
"We are third in the country in these efforts,
behind Kentucky and Texas," explained Bird. "The
AOPA curriculum is preparing young people to
pursue aviation and aerospace degrees in higher
education or to seek aviation careers after high
school. Several other schools are likely to implement the curriculum soon."
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission supports aviation education programs through its
Aviation and Aerospace Education Grant Program.
The commission also serves as a conduit to help
high schools connect with local aviation companies
and EAA chapters.

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