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High School and College Students In South Florida Invited to Discover Careers in Aerospace and Aviation

Broward County  – As part of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Airport Business Diversity Conference (June 12th-16th), local students are invited to discover new career paths and professions in aerospace and aviation.

Each year, AMAC works with its conference host airport to present a youth enrichment activity under its Project LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Talent) program, designed to increase the nationwide pool of future industry professionals, particularly minorities and women, and to contribute to the public’s understanding of the aviation and aerospace industry. The AMAC Aviation Career Day: Project LIFT FLL will be presented by AMAC in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on Friday, June 12, 2015 during the conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Interested high school (grades 10 through 12) and college students throughout the South Florida region may apply for participation in this unique, free program to learn about working in such areas as airport business operations, air transportation, airport concessions and facilities management. Project LIFT FLL will provide up to 50 students (25 college and 25 high school) exposure to corporate, government and entrepreneurial career paths, mentoring, networking and scholarship opportunities through workshops, interactive sessions and an exclusive FLL tour featuring the new South Runway, fire station and official Miami Dolphins team airplane.

Keynote Speaker Jamail Larkins
Keynote Speaker Jamail Larkins

A keynote address will be presented by Jamail Larkins, founder and CEO of Ascension Aircraft. Larkins became the first and youngest student pilot to solo in a Cirrus SR20, a revolutionary certified single-engine aircraft with a built in parachute. An experienced aerobatic pilot and the first Ambassador for Aviation & Space Education for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration, Larkins has flown with the Blue Angels, named to Forbes “30 Under 30” and was honored by Inc. Magazine as the #1 Entrepreneur under 30.

In addition to the Aviation Career Day, select Project LIFT participants will be afforded access to several events over the course of the conference providing hands-on experiences, additional networking with AMAC members and volunteer service hour opportunities. Proceeds from the conference support the AMAC’s program initiatives and provide scholarships, career awareness and leadership development opportunities for students in the airport industry through the AMAC Education and Scholarship Program.

To apply for AMAC Aviation Career Day: Project LIFT FLL, call 954-357-6400, email [email protected] or visit Broward.org/EconDev to access the application. Applications must be received by Tuesday, May 12, 2015.


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