UMATILLA HIGH AVIATION CLUB READY TO SOAR!
With the support of a $31,000 grant presented by AT&T to the Lake County Educational Foundation, the Umatilla High Aviation Club is ready to take flight.
The grant, presented in May, is to provide a critical link from classroom to careers by offering hands-on learning opportunities for students at Umatilla High School. Real-world application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education concepts, problem solving and critical thinking skills will all be key elements of the Umatilla High Aviation Club.
“We know that industries engaged in STEM disciplines will create a majority of high-value, high-wage jobs and within ten years, almost nine out of ten new jobs will require education beyond a high school degree,” said Joe York, AT&T Florida President.
There is expected to be a huge job deficit in the aviation and aerospace industry from now until 2030. Boeing recently reported that 440,000 pilots and 660,000 technicians are in demand. There is an increasing need to provide relevant educational experiences for students interested in aviation and aerospace in order to provide future workers for industry growth right here in Central Florida.
Students in grades 9-12 who are interested in aviation and aerospace are invited to join the Umatilla High Aviation Club.