FAA provides aviation careers to people with disabilities

FAA provides aviation careers to people with disabilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a pilot program to help prepare people with disabilities for careers in air traffic operations.

A key focus for the FAA’s Office of Civil Rights is to identify specific opportunities for people with targeted disabilities, empower them and facilitate their entry into a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

The FAA will enroll up to 20 people in the Aviation Development Program. They will train for up to one year at 10 Air Route Traffic Control Centers throughout the U.S. The following facilities will participate in the pilot: Minneapolis, Minn., Cleveland, Ohio, Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo., Fort Worth, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., Seattle, Wash., Memphis, Tenn., Kansas City, Kan., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

The candidates in this program will receive the same rigorous consideration in terms of aptitude, medical and security qualifications as those individuals considered for a standard public opening for air traffic controller jobs. The training will prepare them for an opportunity to be appointed to a temporary air traffic control specialist position at the FAA Academy.

submit a news tip
Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana

Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana

Hotel & Resort News

Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana, a Centara Hotels & ... Read More

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

Cape Cod Beaches: Tourism almost a land apart

etn

Along with its elegant landscaping, this is a land of ideal summer temperatures, ranging between ... Read More

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protests take toll on local tour operators, retailers

Travel Destination News

With trip planners turned away from Hong Kong amid ongoing mass pro-democracy protests, Hong Kong ... Read More

Candidates for the Aviation Development Program must meet the following criteria:

• United States citizenship
• The qualification for Schedule A Direct Hiring Authority (PDF)
• Meet Office of Personnel Management ATC qualification standards
• Pass Air Traffic Skills Assessment (AT-SA) Aptitude test
• No more than 30 years of age
• Pass a medical/security review
• Be proficient in English
• Education and/or work experience:
– three years of progressively responsible work experience or,
– a bachelor’s degree or
– a combination of post-secondary education and work experience that totals three years.

CATEGORIES