DiscoverU gives budding Tukwila aviation students a chance to learn about the Airport

Crossposted from The Centerline

discoveruapril2018_9Even to our neighbors, it might seem as if the Airport is a world away.

That’s why our second DiscoverU event – which allowed students to discover and explore college and career opportunities – was such a special experience.

This week, we got to host about 30 high school sophomores from Foster High School in Tukwila, all of whom are interested in a career in aviation.

Much like our first DiscoverU student event last year, visitors got an overview of the different jobs necessary to keep the airport functioning on a 24/7 basis. The day started with opening remarks from Deputy Airport Director Mike Colmant. Then each student received a “passport” in which they could visit one of six stations, ask a question and get stamped to receive a gift bag.

The students heard directly from Boeing Field staff about:

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)
  • Engineering and Maintenance
  • Operations and Security
  • Finance & Administrative Services

We also teamed with one of our tenants, Galvin Flying, which provided students with information about its program. If that wasn’t enough, Galvin offered a twin-engine, four-seater Diamond 42 on display and allowed students to actually sit in the cockpit!

This marked another unforgettable DiscoverU event organized by Program Manager Tricia Diamond. We can’t wait to welcome the next batch of young minds who will make up our industry.