October 23, 2020
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OBAP events go virtual – AOPA Pilot

OBAP’s Aerospace Professionals in School (APIS) initiative introduces youth to the opportunities available through careers in aerospace and aviation beginning at an early age.

APIS curriculum has been designed to engage and attract the interest of elementary school age children and up through science clubs and career days, in-depth exposure at career fairs, community events, mentorship programs, and collegiate preparedness events.

This year, OBAP is taking APIS virtual and will continue to provide valuable outreach to students wherever they are learning. The event will take place from October 19 through 23; parents and teachers of interested students can register online.

Delta Air Lines First Officer Anya Kearns (foreground) and U.S. National Guard Maj. Michelle Scott (background) talk to students during a school visit. Photo courtesy of OBAP.

Another virtual event hosted by OBAP and designed to spark aviation interest in girls is Girls LAUNCH (Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons), October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

This virtual event will provide girls and women of all ages with interactive experiences and immersive conversations with female aerospace professionals to boost interest in the opportunities in aerospace.

“Girls LAUNCH is part of OBAP’s plan to introduce young women to the limitless possibilities in aerospace, which we hope, in time will lead to an increase in diversity throughout the industry,” said OBAP Programs Co-chair Tennessee Garvey. “It is my hope that we’ll continue to lead the way in gender equity in aerospace, and Girls LAUNCH