The final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) will be dedicated to inspiring future business aviation leaders during the first-ever EBACE Careers in Business Aviation Day.

“This inaugural event is based on the annual Career Day program hosted at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) annual convention, which has shown year-over-year success,” said Peter Korns, NBAA’s manager, operations. “In partnership with the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) we want to carry this concept over to Europe, recognizing that the challenge our industry faces in terms of the future workforce is in fact a global challenge.”

The EBACE Careers in Business Aviation Day will take place on Wednesday, 24 May, and includes a general session, where industry leaders will share their stories and passion about business aviation. A university roundtable session will allow students to interact directly with industry professional in an informal setting to learn about possible careers in the industry, and garner advice how best to prepare for a rewarding career in business aviation. All students will have an opportunity to tour the exhibit floor and static display.

“We hope to inspire students and expose them to our great industry. Especially for high school-aged students, this can help plant a seed, introducing them to what our industry is and what we do,” said Korns. “For university students, this event is about providing career planning and guidance.”

Admission to EBACE Career Day is free for all students. University students looking for an expanded experience are encouraged to attend all three days of EBACE2017 at a discounted rate, which allows them to attend education sessions, spend more time on the exhibit floor and at the static display and network with other attendees.

“People are the very foundation and bedrock of our industry. We need to collectively look at how to encourage young people to consider business aviation and explore this industry as a career opportunity,” said Korns. “We hope to expose students to the many facets of our industry.”

Learn more about EBACE Careers in Business Aviation Day.

 

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