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ATEC INSIGHT

By Crystal Maguire

RISE ABOVE THE NOISE

T

here is a lot of momentum in Washington for issues that
include in their description buzz words like "workforce development," "career technical education," and "STEM training."
Aviation is not the only industry suffering from a technical personnel
shortage; just google the words and you'll get hits from stakeholders
trying to figure out how to attract the next generation of workers in
healthcare, construction and manufacturing.
While there is certainly opportunity for like-minded communities
to join forces to address the imminent "skills gap," it is also imperative
that aviation stand out and rise above the noise to educate elected
leaders on workforce challenges specific to our industry and their
impact to our local communities.

Each year the Aviation Technician Education Council facilitates a
few days of collaboration and education in Washington DC. This year,
community representatives are acutely focused on pursing federal
support for workforce development initiatives. Specifically, it will
educate leadership on the following legislative priorities:
* Modernize outdated aviation maintenance technician
school regulations. The regulation dictating what aviation
maintenance educational institutions must teach aspiring aviation maintenance mechanics has not been significantly updated
in more than 50 years. In an age where technological advances are
constantly driving innovation for safer and more efficient aircraft,

▲ ATEC members on Capitol Hill in March 2018.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
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