Rise in Percentage of Female Students in A&P Schools
The percentage of females enrolled in FAA Part 147 schools is on the rise according to the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). “Although overall enrollment in Part 147 schools is down, the percentage of female students is on the rise,” shares Lynette Ashland, president of AWAM.
AWAM has many opportunities for female mechanics to network including local chapter meetings and its annual event and gathering in conjunction with the International Women in Aviation Conference.
Ashland tells D.O.M. magazine that AWAM doesn’t just represent female aircraft maintenance professionals. She shares that over 1/3 of its membership is comprised of males.
To help A&P students as well as those already working in the industry, AWAM has many scholarship opportunities available. “We have extended the deadline for our 2013 scholarships to December 15,” Ashland tells D.O.M. magazine. “Many of the scholarships are open to both males and females. There are only a few scholarships that are limited to female applicants. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities that are available.”
For more information on the AWAM scholarship program visit www.awam.org and click on the “Scholarships” tab.