GAMA Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with Workforce Development Video Series
Washington, DC –– The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the launch of its new video series about careers in the general aviation manufacturing and maintenance industry in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of modern manufacturing in the U.S. meant to inspire the next generation workforce.
The launch video, entitled, “Manufacturing is Not an Assembly Line” features current employees of GAMA member companies discussing what modern general aviation manufacturing is, and their careers in an industry they say is high-tech, innovative and exciting.
“Too often people think of a job in the manufacturing industry as entailing repetitive work requiring little skill with minimal opportunity for professional growth,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope that giving the public a behind-the-scenes look at our member companies and watching talented and enthusiastic industry professionals share their stories will shift people’s perception and inspire them to consider a career in our dynamic industry.”
GAMA’s workforce development series will feature nine total videos covering a range of themes that address common public perception misnomers, including how there is no typical day on the job, the innovation and creativity that is a part of the professionals’ work and more.
“This is one implement in our toolbox of initiatives and programs to address the looming workforce shortage so many of us are aware of, and the Boeing 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook highlights,” Bunce continued. “In combination with the GAMA Aviation Design Challenge, our internship and career database, our support of congressional workforce legislation and more, we hope to attract talent to our industry and alleviate the shortage.”
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For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (315) 796-1560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 100 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA's website at www.GAMA.aero.