Rachel Hutchings

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Rachel Hutchings
Corporate Relations Manager
2011 Oklahoma Aerospace Summit, Expo and AEIP Day
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Who We Are
Workgroups
Issues
Demographics
 Today’s Workforce v. Tomorrow’s Workforce
 Competition
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Strategy
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Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)
6,700 Employees in Oklahoma
Average Wage of AA-MRO = $63,208
Over 60 years in Tulsa
Largest Commercial MRO in the world
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Primary Workgroups
Mechanics
 Engineers
 Manager/Supervisors
 Staff Support
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Non-Traditional Workgroups
Medical Staff
 Supply Chain
 Human Resources
 Specialists
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 Marketing
 Maintenance Planning
 Analysts
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Mechanics
80% of our employment
 Average Age = 50 Years
 Average Length of Service = 20 Years
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Engineers
5% of our employment
 Average Age = 43 Years
 Average Length of Service = 14 Years
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Today’s Mechanics
Aircraft Maintenance Technician – Airframe & Powerplant
(A&P)
 Overhaul Shop Mechanic – Mechanical Aptitude
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Tomorrow’s Mechanics
A&P
 Advanced Avionics
 Composites
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Tomorrow’s Mechanics are going to need the same skills as Today’s Mechanics PLUS
Advanced Capabilities for which there are no certifications
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Today’s Engineers
Highly Skilled
 Rigorous Curriculum
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Tomorrow’s Engineers
More Math & Science in Primary Education
 Advanced Materials Knowledge
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Tomorrow’s Engineers are going to need the same skills as Today’s Engineers PLUS
Knowledge of Advanced Materials for which they will need more familiarization while in
primary school
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Global Competition
Europe
 Asia
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Nationally
MRO Hub and Government Contract Growth
 Common Issue
 Competition among Industries
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Statewide
Pipeline Growth
 Cyclical Image
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Recruiting Now
To Meet Existing Needs
 To Meet Future Needs
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Working with Schools
Aircraft Donations
 Tours for Students in Post-Secondary
 Special Guests in Classrooms
 Job and Career Fair Attendance
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Promote Aerospace as…
Cool Job
 Great Wages and Benefits
 Stable Employment
 Diversity of Opportunity
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Connections
Between Industry and P-20
 Between Industry and Local Workforce Investment Boards
 Between Industry and Government
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www.aacareers.com

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