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"The Aeronautic Commission invests $300,000
annually in 39 aerospace and aviation education programs across the state," Bird said. "Our
aviation program is recognized annually and
no other state invests as much in its respective
program."
With Oklahoma being one of seven centers in
the world for MRO, the educational efforts are
critical, reports Bird.
"MRO is the heart of our industry," he said.
"[The state could not meet the demands for MRO]
without the career and technology education
offered in the 29 CareerTech school districts in
the state, including seven airframe and power
plant programs, with another one coming soon."

TACKLE THE STIGMA
There's long been a stigma attached to doing
mechanical work. Some people view skilled labor
as a low-paying, dirty job. But this is far from the
case in aviation, reports Bird.
The State of Oklahoma is taking outdated
notions about skilled labor through industry partnerships and outreach, which Bird explained "can
inform our young people that skilled labor jobs in
aviation and aerospace range in pay from $40,000
to $80,000 or more, and can support a very good
quality of life in Oklahoma."
Bird says industry partnerships must expose
young people to aviation work in action. "Skilled
workers performing a heavy maintenance check
on a 737 at the American Airlines base or a B-52
at Tinker Air Force Base aren't just repairing an
aircraft, they are in the business of saving lives, and
in the latter case, helping to ensure our national
security," Bird said.

He adds education programs must showcase
aviation workers as builders. "They make the concepts that scientists and engineers design, realities," he said. "The Wright Brothers were engineers
and skilled workers. They built their concept and
brought it to life - the first controlled, heavierthan-air powered flight. Not bad for a couple of
bicycle repairman!"
The state communicates this message to parents,
young people and educators through social media,
traditional media, educational offerings and more.
Boeing's Pilot & Technician Outlook 2019-2038
predicts trouble taking off. But through state,
industry and educational partnerships, the State
of Oklahoma hopes to land safely, with a workforce
ready to take its aviation and aerospace economy
on a journey toward the future.

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2020 Annual Directory
Build the Labor Pool
Maintenance Business in the APAC Region
Supplying the Supply Chain
Six Guiding Principles or Sustaining an Effective Safety Culture During Economic Downturns
Overdue for an Oil Change?
Another Year, Another Decade
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Do Your Homework
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