Below are some of the events KCAA has hosted or participated in over the last few years. Information about future events will be posted here once the pandemic subsides and in-person events are again allowed.
Mount Rainier High School Career Connected Learning Tour
King County International Airport-Boeing Field welcomed students from Mount Rainier High School in the Highline School District on a career pathway tour engaging in the careers which help the airport operate. Through a career connected learning opportunity, students were given a worksite tour to learn about aviation careers and educational pathways of employees, participated in an airport based activity, and engaged with airport employees.
King County International Airport-Boeing Field welcomed students from many area high schools over the years to explore their futures and think about how education can help them reach their dreams in aviation. Through a career connected learning opportunity, students were given a worksite tour to learn about aviation careers and educational pathways of airport employees, participate in an airport-based activity, interacted with airport employees, and asked questions.
Highline STEM Fest
Highline Community College welcomed middle and high school girls at this event which empowered them by connecting them with professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers. They heard from professionals in STEM careers on their unique paths, participated in speed networking activities, and did hands-on STEM activities led by Highline Schools staff, career partners from Snapchat, University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health, ChickTech, and more.
"Women Fly" Days
King County International Airport-Boeing Field and the Port of Seattle sponsored "Women Fly" Days for middle and high school students at the Museum of Flight.
This event invited female-identified students to participate in a day of motivational and career-oriented activities that allow them to meet and learn from professional women working in a variety of aviation and STEM careers. Students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in aviation (women, communities of color, and those who identify as queer or non-binary) were especially encouraged to attend. Workshop leaders provided detailed advice about applying for internships and scholarships and navigating intercultural differences in the workplace. Participants also had opportunities to engage in activities that involve topics such as coding, navigation, and engineering. Participants heard an empowering lecture by a woman in the aviation industry who shared her own personal story of overcoming obstacles to achieve her dreams. The associated Women Fly Resource Fair featured colleges and universities, professional organizations, and clubs to discuss potential opportunities with participants.
Airport Career and Internship Fair
The King County International Airport Career and Internship Fair was an opportunity for high school, college and graduate students, veterans, and opportunity youth to connect with KCIA, as well as the airport's fixed based operators and tenants who are all looking to fill their internship needs and help people looking toward careers in aviation.
AMAC Conference/Project LIFT
The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is a national, non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of small, minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in employment. The Project LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Talent) event provided local students an opportunity to discover new career paths and professions in aerospace and aviation. Select Project LIFT participants also had access to several events over the course of the AMAC conference providing hands-on experiences, additional networking with AMAC members and volunteer service hour opportunities. Project LIFT is a program of the AMAC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works alongside AMAC and is dedicated to advancing minorities and women pursuing careers in the aviation industry.