MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN START AVIATION SCIENCES AND OTHER CTE/STEM AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING IN THE ROGUE VALLEY FOR NO COST STARTING THIS SPRING.
This agreement is with Southern Oregon ESD (CC4A/STEM Hub Department) and participating school districts to offer high quality 10 week long afterschool sessions to students grades 6-8th on the school site or with partnering afterschool organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, Talent City Maker Space, Beyond the Bell in Klamath and ScienceWorks.
STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER STEM IMMERSION CAMPS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE AREA IN PARTNERSHPS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS CENTERED AROUND CTE/STEM
This agreement with Southern Oregon ESD (CC4A/STEM Hub Department), participating school districts, out of school partners, and Southern Oregon Air Academy to offer 4 day long CTE/STEM Summer Immersion camps locally for students grades 7-9th with partnering organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley, Talent City Maker Space, Beyond the Bell in Klamath and Science Works.
STUDENTS WILL WORK COLLABORATIVELY AT A CENTRALIZED LOCATION SOUTHERN OREGON TECH ACADEMY TO PURSUE INNOVATIVE CTE/STEM PROGRAMS
Southern Oregon Air Academy and Southern Oregon ESD are partnering to design ½ day experience during the academic day for high school students to build a kit airplane from scratch. SOESD is working on centralizing innovative CTE/STEM experiences where school districts can send students. Plans are underway to tentatively start offerings in Josephine and Jackson County sometime during the 2018-2019 school year. Future opportunities may include healthcare and computer science.
BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL:
STUDENTS CAN PURSUE A CFI LICENSE AND POTENTIAL TRAINING: PARTNERSHIPS WITH PACIFIC AVIATION & ALASKA AIR
Pacific Aviation (PA) and Alaska Air are teaming up to provide partial $7500 scholarships to approved students seeking a certified flight instructor license through PA. PA will employ these student pilots locally so they can complete their required flight hours. Pilots will then be guaranteed an interview with Alaska Air’s sister carrier Horizon Air. Application criteria for the CFI program available at Pacific Aviation.
It is the intent of Horizon and Pacific Aviation to implement this Agreement which is designed to provide Horizon with a consistent supply of high-quality First Officers. This will be accomplished through providing employment opportunities for particular pilots who are either completing training or who are employed by Pacific Aviation and meet the qualifications.