Aviation Spring Conference focuses on career opportunities

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Lewis University Aviation Spring Conference focuses on career opportunities in aviation field

Published: July 2, 2012.

Lewis University hosted the 2012 Aviation Spring Conference in June at the Lewis University Aviation Academy at Chicago. The conference was designed for those interested in a career in aviation.

Attendees had the opportunity to receive firsthand information from aviation professionals who discussed aviation security, aviation maintenance, aviation administration, air traffic control and piloting. Aviation professionals also provided information regarding preparation for a career in aviation, including the necessary skills and education.

“This conference is about bringing the Lewis University relationships with the aviation industry to others. It was an excellent opportunity to meet professionals in the industry and discover the path they followed to success,” commented Bill Brogan, chair of Aviation and Transportation Studies at Lewis University.

Providing aviation career opportunities in flight management, administration, maintenance, security, air traffic control and more, Lewis University offers the oldest aviation program among universities in Illinois, and is the only university aviation program in Illinois with an airport on campus. Lewis is one of 36 institutions in the country certified by the FAA to offer the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program.

Lewis University, Federal Express Airlines and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading hosted the aviation conference.

For more information, contact Frank DuBois, director of Aviation and Transportation Studies, at (815) 836-5936 or duboisfr@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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Mona LaMontagne said:
Lewis faculty and alumni have great relationships in the aviation industry. It is really a close network of professionals. They make it fun and exciting.

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