ATEC is supporting new legislation that is part of an effort to address workforce shortages and increase diversity. Promoting Service in Transportation Act (HR 5118) – would create public service campaigns to raise awareness of aviation and other transportation careers.
Introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Don Young (R-AK) and Angie Craig (D-MN), the legislation specifically called out such careers as aviation maintenance technicians, pilots, safety inspectors, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, mechanics, engineers, and other transportation professionals.”
We urge our members to contact your representatives asking them to support this important initiative.
The bill is supported by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), Transport Workers Union (TWU), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Helicopter Association International (HAI).
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.