An opportunity for students, mechanics, pilots, industry professionals to network with aviation businesses, schools and colleges.
This event is now hosted during the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show, FEB 22 & 23. Registration at the NW Aviation Career Forum includes admission to the Conference & Trade Show.
Thank you to our 2020 Career Forum Sponsors and Scholarship supporters!
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Alaska Seaplanes - cancelled
Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc
Aviation Training Center
Boeing Airplane Co.
Big Bend Community College
Central Washington University
Contract Aircraft Technicians
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Everett Community College
FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
Hillsboro Aero Academy
L-3 Airline Academy
NBAA - National Business Aviation Association
PNBAA - Pacific National Business Aviation Assiciation
Rainier Flight Service
Seaplane Pilots Association
South Seattle Community College
Southern Utah University
Spokane Community Colllege
Trans State Airlines
US Army National Guard
US Navy Reserve
US Air Force
US Coast Guard
Washington State Patrol
Wings Financial Credit Union
Are made possible by the support of our sponsors: NBAA, PNBAA, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Mesa Airlines
February 22, 2020 | PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Sign in opens at 8:30 AM, guests will be admitted into the exhibit area at 9:00 AM. Thank you! (First session 9:15 AM)
We are excited to be incorporating the Career Forum schedule into Saturday and Sunday's Conference events to allow increased access for attendees and address concerns some attending companies had in accommodting the additional day.
Event is hosted in the Showplex, Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA. Directions available here.All attendees must be pre-registered to participate. There will be no sign up onsite.
Registration includes a resource packet, after hours networking as well as attendance to the NW Aviation Conference SAT & SUN.
1. Register online with credit card (this page) complete necessary fields - you will receive a receipt from PayPal.
2. We will send a reminder that you are registered by email prior to the event.
3. When you arrive be sure to check in and receive lanyard credentials and resource packet. You will be permitted into the exhibitt area at 9:00 AM
4. Attend seminars and visit exhibitors! Be sure to attend the Career Networking event at 5:30 PM.
Email with questions.
The Forum is designed to offer students (high school and college) and industry professionals an opportunity to gather aviation career resources, ask questions, and network with businesses, colleges and organizations. This introduction will share ways in which you can get the most out of your day as well as outline event expectations for attendees and presenters.
9:15 AM | South Foyer (A) AVIATION STUDENTS
Panel from colleges, flight schools and military background
Get straight answers about the best path to an aviation career for your situation. Forum panel represent colleges, current military aviators, ROTC, as well as career pilots who have built time through employment. This lively discussion will help you make the decision right for you and your goals and discuss the pros and cons.
9:15 AM | NORTH Foyer (E) AVIATION MAINTENANCE
10:30 AM | Pioneer Room (B) CAREER PILOTS
Panel of representatives from on site exhibiting airlines
We know the minimums but what are regional airlines looking for in applicants? Hear it directly from representatives from attending airlines. Compare salaries, hiring incentives, benefits and flow through paths. Panel will offer insights & suggestions for success. Q & A
10:30 AM | SOUTH Foyer (A) AVIATION Students
Options with the Military, Reserve or ROTC
If you’re in high school or college and curious if the military can help you get there, than please attend this forum. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and get straight answers about the military path to an aviation career. Forum speakers will represent a wide background of current military aviators, veterans, recruiters and even civilian airline pilots who work with military pilots. This is not a recruiting forum. It is about helping you make the right decision on what’s right for you and your goals.
11:45 AM | Pioneer (B) Career PilotsMilitary Transition | Military Pilot to Airline Pilot
1:00 PM | North Foyer (B) Maintenance ProfessionalsAviation Mechanics – Everyone wants you... Options for Employment
1:00 PM | South Foyer (A) AVIATION careers
"Business Aviation" is a term used to describe the manufacture, use, and support of aircraft to help companies of all sizes meet their transportation needs. Companies rely on Business Aviation to become more efficient, productive, and successful. Business Aviation supports more than 1 million jobs and over $200 billion in annual economic activity. It connects small communities to the global marketplace and provides critical humanitarian support in times of crisis. This session will include an overview of career resources for those interested in a career in Business Aviation as well as an interactive dialogue with individuals from the industry representing an aircraft manufacturer, a fixed base operator, a part 91 flight department scheduler / dispatcher, pilot, and aircraft mechanic. Please visit www.nbaa.org/students for additional info.
2:15 PM | South Foyer (A) AVIATION careers
5:30 - 7:00 PM | Career Forum Networking Event
REGISTRATION - OPENRegistration is for the 2020 Career Forum. Includes full access to SAT/ forum and exhibits, resource packet, and admission to NW Aviation Conference.