Okla. Career Tech To Host Virtual Panel On Aerospace Industry


Thursday, February 4th 2021, 5:29 am
By: Jordan Dafnis


Even with the hardships the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, Oklahoma Career Tech says there are still opportunities to work in aviation and aerospace in Oklahoma.

Thursday, Career Tech is hosting a virtual panel discussion on the latest trends and employment opportunities in aerospace.

Eddie Compton is the Aerospace and Defense Industry Liaison For Career Tech. He says, “I think sometimes people see aerospace as pilots and they think these are people who fly planes but they don’t think about the maintainers, or the engineers or the things that make that aircraft go and happen.”

Compton says local companies always need more staff.

“We have never been able to fully manage and get those to 100% so they would take everything we had that was reasonable and we only expect that to grow,” says Compton.

The virtual meeting will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday and will feature industry State Director of Aeronautics, Grayson Ardies, and other aviation and aerospace industry leaders such as Wade Wolfe, Vice Director of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex; Ryan Goertzen, Vice President of Workforce Development at AAR Corp.; and Chase Beasley, Government Affairs specialist at American Airlines. 

They are really hoping to cater to young people during this meeting. Their goal is to help them see what opportunities are out there and break down any misconceptions they may have about the industry.

But, anyone and everyone is invited to join in on this virtual event. And they encourage everyone who is remotely interested to join in on the opportunity.

Tinker Air Force Base is also hiring right now. They just shared several opportunities on their Facebook in the IT and software development realm.

Click here to register for the virtual meeting.