LEAD. ADVOCATE. EDUCATE.
On Sept. 6-7, 2017, attendees will crisscross the nation’s capital to meet members of Congress, staffers, regulators and industry allies to sound a unified message: Help aviation maintenance schools build the technical workforce of the future.
Day 1 will bring together regulators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Education to discuss upcoming and current regulatory initiatives, and industry group ally representatives to collaborate on mutual objectives and activities.
Day 2 will provide the opportunity to encourage policymakers to pass laws that bolster the efforts of instructors and students as they build the next generation of aviation professionals. Attendees will inform congressional leaders of the issues at the forefront of aviation maintenance education and those concerns unique to your institution. It is also a great way to educate policymakers about the numerous ways the industry impacts communities across the country.
Member: $300; Non Member: $600; Board Member: Free
Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street
Book by Aug. 9, 2017 for the special room rate of $116/night. For reservations call 1.800.331.3131 and reference the ATEC Board Meeting at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town/Duke Street, or book online.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Welcome Happy Hour, Location TBA, Alexandria VA
Join fellow attendees for casual drinks and snacks, come and go as you wish. After a quick hello take advantage of all the fantastic dinner options Old Town has to offer. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com/old-town-alexandria/restaurants/ for more information.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
8:00 am to 8:30 am Welcome & Breakfast with the Administrator at Helicopter Association International (HAI), 1920 Ballenger Ave, 4th Floor
Hear directly from the top. The administrator has been invited to give an overview of FAA priorities, changes coming for Flight Standards, and agency initiatives in support of workforce development.
Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (invited)
8:30 am to 9:00 am ATEC Updates and Program Overview
Hear what the council is doing for and through its members and how these initiatives are reflected in the agenda, to ensure attendees get the most out of the two-day event.
Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, ATEC
9:00 am to 10:00 am A Policy Briefing from Flight Standards Maintenance Division
There is a lot of activity afoot. A new regulation for aviation maintenance technician schools is on the horizon, and enforcement and oversight changes are coming via the Future of Flight Standards. Get an update from the team of officials that create and implement policy objectives for aviation technician education.
Kevin Morgan, Manager, General Aviation Branch (invited)
Tim Shaver, Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division (invited)
Robert Warren, Aviation Safety Inspector (invited)
10:00 am to 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am to 11:30 am Development and Integration of Airman Certification Standards
Get an update on the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee’s (ARAC) Airman Certification System Working Group’s development of new standards that will govern mechanic testing. Understand the process, timeline, and how testing standards will support training initiatives.
Susan Parson, Special Assistant, Flight Standards Service & Editor, Safety Briefing Magazine, FAA (invited)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch, provided by HAI
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm White House Workforce Development Initiatives
The recently-established Office of American Innovation (OAI) makes policy recommendations that will spur job creation, improve services to veterans, implement regulatory reforms, and develop “workforce of the future” programs. Get an overview on STEM-related OAI initiatives and what industry can do to support those efforts.
Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation (invited)
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Federal Resources Available to Career, Technical and Adult Education
There is heightened interest in workforce development, apprenticeship programs, community partnerships and federal support for state and local career and technical education. Hear about current opportunities and regulatory initiatives that would support aviation maintenance technician education.
Pam Frugoli, O*NET/CareerOneStop/Competency Assessment Team Lead, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor (invited)
Robin Utz, College and Career Transitions Branch Chief, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education (invited)
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm RoundTable: Elevating Our Brand
Lots of buzz surrounds impending aviation maintenance workforce needs. While most agree that the global issue will ultimately be solved at the local level—when educators and employers partner to create distinct, attractive career paths—how can national campaigns support those efforts? Discuss what industry groups, media, schools and employers are doing to pique interest and curiosity, and how we might focus our unique perspectives and capabilities to engage the next generation.
Facilitator: Andy Hakes, EVP Airline Operations, AireXpert by Engio
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Dinner at Bugsy’s Pizza, 111 King Street, Alexandria
Thursday, September 7, 2017
8:00 am to 9:00 am Breakfast and Hill Meeting Preparations, Location TBA, Washington D.C.
Council leadership and congressional committee staff give an overview of what to expect in congressional meetings, and highlight the council’s top legislative priorities.
Ryan Goertzen, President/Chief Aviation Officer, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology & ATEC President
Donald “Jay” Gregson, Provost, Hallmark University & ATEC Legislative Committee Chair
9:00 to 9:30 am Transportation Policy Briefing
Get an update on transportation committee initiatives and policy objectives, and an overview of recent legislative actions that will support aviation maintenance technician education.
9:30 am to 4:00 pm Congressional meetings on Capitol Hill
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Luncheon and Education Policy Briefing at Hunan Dynasty, 215 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Get an update on transportation committee initiatives and policy objectives, and an overview of recent legislative actions that will support aviation maintenance technician education, including the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.
James Redstone, Professional Staff Member, House Education and the Workforce Committee (invited)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Legislative Reception and Leadership Award Presentation at TBD
Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00 am to 1:00 pm Board Meeting at HAI
10:30 am Coffee Break
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch, provided by HAI