WAI Conference In Reno, March 22-24

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The 29th annual conference of Women in Aviation International is coming up March 22 to 24, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. The event includes hiring briefings all three days, when companies in search of new employees will spend 45 minutes to outline their application procedures and discuss positions available and their requirements. Each session also will include a question and answer period. “Briefings are open to all attendees – no advance registration necessary – just come with your conference badge,” said WAI President Peggy Chabrian. Companies are looking to hire maintenance technicians, pilots, engineers, software specialists and more, WAI said. All events are open to both women and men.

“Our conference has always been an active place for making contacts for a job and sometimes even getting hired,” said Chabrian. The hiring briefings aim to help applicants “get off on the right foot” when applying for jobs, she said. Companies confirmed to participate include Alaska Airlines, Aurora Flight Sciences, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Southwest Airlines and more. Other events during the conference will include a roster of speakers, educational sessions, an exhibit hall and the annual scholarship awards, when 103 scholarships totaling $569,965 in value will be awarded. The scholarships fund both flight training and scholastic studies, with specific scholarships earmarked for a wide variety of pursuits in aviation and aerospace. Registration is open online.

Comments (2)

Working girls, Reno, and money for school. Can male pilots attend?

Posted by: Mark Fraser | March 7, 2018 2:01 PM    Report this comment

I think more men than women attend...

Posted by: Joy Finnegan | March 7, 2018 2:05 PM    Report this comment

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