Title

Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: Training and Education: Presentation: Pilot Study: Secondary Aviation/Aerospace Education Organization Design Survey

Location

Palomino

Topic Area

DIVERSITY/EMPLOYMENT SHORTAGE

Other Topic Area

Aviation Education

Abstract

The modern world operates a global economy, which relies heavily on the aviation industry for efficient and effective transportation of passengers and goods. The 2015 Boeing Current Market Outlook Report indicated that over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need more than one million new employees to meet anticipated global demand. Aviation and aerospace jobs will require solid backgrounds in mathematics, science, and technology; development of aviation/aerospace career academies at the secondary level can enhance student preparation in these areas. Schools and districts across the U.S. are opening aviation career academy programs, with varying levels of success. Students enrolled in these programs will lose interest in aviation careers if the program in which they are enrolled is weakened because the organization is not thoughtfully designed and well-structured. The researcher is presenting results of a pilot study to develop a survey instrument for use in collecting data describing attributes associated with successfully designed organizations, based on a four-part grounded theory model.

Start Date

15-1-2016 3:45 PM

End Date

15-1-2016 5:00 PM

Chair/Note/Host

Chair: Suzanne Kearns, University Aviation Association President

Keywords

Aviation Education, Aerospace Education, Math Education, Science Education, Workforce Development, Diversity, Employment Shortage, Aviation Career Academy, Career Academy, University Aviation Association

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Jan 15th, 3:45 PM Jan 15th, 5:00 PM

Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: Training and Education: Presentation: Pilot Study: Secondary Aviation/Aerospace Education Organization Design Survey

Palomino

The modern world operates a global economy, which relies heavily on the aviation industry for efficient and effective transportation of passengers and goods. The 2015 Boeing Current Market Outlook Report indicated that over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need more than one million new employees to meet anticipated global demand. Aviation and aerospace jobs will require solid backgrounds in mathematics, science, and technology; development of aviation/aerospace career academies at the secondary level can enhance student preparation in these areas. Schools and districts across the U.S. are opening aviation career academy programs, with varying levels of success. Students enrolled in these programs will lose interest in aviation careers if the program in which they are enrolled is weakened because the organization is not thoughtfully designed and well-structured. The researcher is presenting results of a pilot study to develop a survey instrument for use in collecting data describing attributes associated with successfully designed organizations, based on a four-part grounded theory model.