Atlas recently took part in the Educator’s Guide to Industry Event, hosted by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber Foundation. Led by the CVG Strategic Workforce Collaborative, this event brought together educators, students and community partners on CVG’s campus to engage with aviation employers, learn about industry opportunities and discuss workforce development efforts. The day consisted of an aviation employer panel, an overview of CVG career opportunities, a recent graduate success panel and a presentation about the state of the workforce report.
The CVG Strategic Workforce Collaborative is a group of employers in and around the CVG airport who work to organize, promote and implement initiatives designed to welcome and retain diverse talent. Established as part of the Kentucky Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management Initiative, the group comes together quarterly to discuss pressing issues and challenges related to workforce development in the area.
Tracy Duwel, Atlas Air’s Director of Human Resources, participated on the Employers in Aviation & Logistics Panel, providing an overview of Atlas and the career opportunities available to students. Additionally, Thomas Martin, Warehousing System Intern, participated in the Recent Graduate Success Panel, which focused on pathways to aviation in high school and how educators and employers can better communicate industry opportunities to aspiring students.
“It’s crucial for Atlas to participate in these events to build a strong talent pipeline,” said Tracy. “This was an opportunity for us, along with our partners and vendors, to educate local schools on the wide variety of career opportunities we have to offer and to build relationships in our community that will continue to foster growth across our organization.”
She added, “During Thomas’ panel, he gave attendees a firsthand look at his path to Atlas and everything he’s learned throughout his journey. As a result, many of the schools that participated are interested in continuing these discussions with their students.”