How Industry Stakeholders are Getting Girls Interested in MRO Careers

To help fill the future workforce pipeline, Girls in Aviation Day events this year taught kids about cool career opportunities in nontraditional industry roles.

Started in 2015 as a way to generate youth interest in aviation careers, Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) has grown from 39 events worldwide to 118 this year. Nonprofit organization Women in Aviation International (WAI), which started GIAD, estimates that 20,000 girls across 17 countries will have taken part in events this year on or around the official day, which took place on Oct. 5.

Many events being held this year by corporate sponsors, schools and chapters of WAI are presenting opportunities for kids to learn about concepts and careers within aviation maintenance and engineering. Read on to find out more about the unique events taking place this year.

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