Workforce Development

Competition for recruiting and retaining skilled pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals is increasing at an alarming pace and the effects of this aviation workforce shortage are being felt on every level. NATA and other aviation associations in Washington are actively working on Capitol Hill to close the gap between supply and demand. In addition, NATA launched the Workforce Development Committee as a means to provide information and find solutions to help aviation businesses remain competitive in hiring and inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals.

Regional Ambassadors

Deb Higgins
Aero Education Academy
Teterboro, NJ

Clara Bennett
Executive Director
Boca Raton Airport
Boca Raton, FL

Marlin Priest
Founder & CEO
Pioneer Aviation Management, LLC
Birmingham, AL



Alabama Aviation Workforce Development Initiatives

View NATA's resource on Aviation Workforce Development Grant Programs: