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  1. Costas Sivyllis

  2. ALPA’s Education Committee: • Is building alliances with industry-leading aviation universities • Has established Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with: • Embry-Riddle Aviation University – Daytona Beach • Embry-Riddle Aviation University – Prescott • University of North Dakota

  3. Aviation University Outreach Program is currently in place at: • Embry-Riddle – Daytona Beach, Prescott • University of North Dakota • Southern Illinois University • Parks College at St. Louis University • Purdue University

  4. Program Goals: • Bridge the gap between academia and employment • Motivate and foster professionalism and decision-making • Program Components: • Classroom visits and student forums • ACE Club • Mentoring

  5. Challenges • Transition jobs have decreased and with it, industry experience among new entrants • Expediting the maturation process • Logistics • Industry buy-in • Industry is understandably nervous about partnering with a labor union • Industry often prefers its own turf • It costs money


  6. Guest Speakers include: • ALPA pilot volunteers, who speak in numerous classes and give practical examples • ALPA subject matter experts • Industry stakeholders • Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Weather Officer • Delta Air Lines’ Pilot Hiring Manager • Human Factors & Training Expert

  7. Aviation University Outreach Program holds day-long sessions • Visits by ALPA pilots to numerous aviation classes, usually culminating in an evening forum • ALPA pilots provide an industry overview and answer questions related to their airline industry segment

  8. ACE Clubs • On-campus, student-led, ALPA sponsored • Clubs meet twice a month • Indirect mentoring via scenario-based presentations • 1st meeting – led by students • 2nd meeting – led by industry volunteers, with subject matter expertise

  9. Individual Mentoring • Each participating flight student receives is placed in contact with a full time line pilot who is available to them throughout their academic career. • This program is in conjunction with the bi-annual campus visits previously described. • Currently in place at Purdue

  10. For further information, please contact ALPA Education Committee Chairman, Captain Dave Ryter Dave.Ryter@alpa.org