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October 2019 Bulletin

October 2019 Bulletin

October 23, 2019

Thanks for being an important member of the Pathways to Aviation community. We’re continually seeking ways to connect young people to the aerospace industry and guide them towards its amazing career opportunities.

Below is a simple update on our latest activities.

Visiting with students

We thoroughly enjoy visiting high school and college campuses to meet with students and educators. Most recently, we exhibited at the Sparks High Career Night and participated in Mock Interviews at McQueen High. Next on the agenda are mock interview days at the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology and Reno High, and the two-day Washoe County School District Eighth Grade Career Days.

We’re hoping to visit many more schools, either by participating in career days, mock interviews, or by making presentations to classes.

We have a physical address!

Join us on Tuesday, October 29 at a special ribbon cutting, officially opening our new office in downtown Reno. The office has been made possible by Northern Nevada Community Housing and is located at 855 E. Fourth Street (near the Wells Avenue Overpass).¬†We’re sharing space with Immunize Nevada.

It’s our first office and, though it’s not large, we have major plans in store. This will be the site of webinars, video interviews, resume reviews, professional headshots, and more!

The ribbon cutting is hosted by the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce and begins at 12:00pm. Visit our new office and talk aerospace careers!

Click here for event info and the official flyer.

Special Thank Yous

The most recent quarter has witnessed the receipt of incredible financial contributions. As a 501c3 non-profit, which does not receive federal or state funding, Pathways to Aviation relies upon the support of individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations. In recent months, we’ve received extraordinary donations from the following generous supporters:
E.L. Cord Foundation
ISTAT Foundation
ROAA (Renegades of Aviation Aficionados)
Tailwind Capital LLC
Jared Dowell
Tom Hall
Zack Lawrence
Pete Parker
Joe Thorstenson
Eddo Weijer
Stuart Weinroth
Dennis Zalupski

We’ve also received a large donation from an anonymous donor.

We are beyond grateful and appreciative for the incredible support. CLICK HERE if you’d like to join this list of extraordinary donors.

Youth Leadership Team Created

Our mission is to inform, inspire, and engage aviation’s next generation. When we finalized our latest strategic plan, known as 2020 Vision, we set on a quest to fulfill a very important goal…the establishment of a young leadership team.

We’re pleased to announce the formation of the Flight Team. This group of young leaders, a mix of high school and college students, is actively involved with Pathways to Aviation mission, vision, and programs. Established this summer, the members have been very involved with our Futures in Aerospace program, by providing feedback, revisions and suggestions, and expansion ideas. With their assistance and insight, we believe 2020 will be incredible!

Career Mentoring Workshop Registrations Open

The 2020 Flight Plan season is gearing up to be spectacular. Registrations for students and speakers are now open. All may click here to access the Futures in Aerospace webpage and click on the appropriate registration links.

The cost to participate is completely free. Also, students may participate even if their career interests are not in aviation.

Dates of the workshops will be finalized soon. The venues are the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Truckee-Tahoe Airport, and the Carson Airport. Plus, it’s possible that additional airports are added to the 2020 workshops series. Visit the Futures in Aerospace webpage to learn more.

Career Planning Best Practice – Resume Writing

Did you know that most employment recruiters give each resume between 10-15 seconds of reading time?! Shocking isn’t it? But, when you recognize that recruiters read as many as 100 resumes at one time, it’s difficult to spend too much time on any one resume. For this reason, it’s important for job-seekers to submit easy-to-read and information-packed resumes.

Click here for tips on writing resumes.

We hope you enjoyed the brief bulletin and hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Should you wish to become actively involved, simply reply to this email.

Yours in Flight!


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