Women’s Aviation Career Symposium to Hold Event for Women Interested in Aviation Careers

The Women in Aviation International Great Lakes Chapter, is excited to announce the fourth annual Women’s Aviation Career Symposium (WACS) to be held on February 19, at Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation located in Battle Creek, MI. This event is a professional career conference (for women only) designed to introduce women to aviation and promote networking, education, and scholarships while building up the aviation community.

“It’s one thing to tell women to pursue their dreams, it’s another thing to help them get there,” said Helen Hagg, Co-Founder of WACS, “With industry experts, aviation panelists, and scholarship dollars, our goal is to be a resource for women and provide them the tools to make their future in aviation possible.”

Over $10,000 is available in scholarship funds for flight training, maintenance training, aerospace engineering, and general aviation education. Women can apply at: www.tinyurl.com/wacs2022scholarshipapp. Applications due January 22, 2022.

WACS attendees will be able to listen to panelists share their experiences in the field, explore different types of aircraft and tour the school, have fun flying a Cirrus simulator and drones, and attend a job and resume workshop. In the exhibit hall, attendees have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and connect with aviation schools. The event will end with keynote speaker Allison McKay, CEO of Women in Aviation International and the scholarship awards presentation.

To see more information or to register for the event, visit the following link: Women’s Aviation Career Symposium (WACS) 2022

WACS was founded by three women aviators, Helen Hagg, Mary Poirier, and Pam Tobin, all current or retired corporate pilots. The WACS was developed as a way to alleviate the industry-wide pilot and mechanic shortage.

The Women in Aviation International Great Lakes Chapter is a group of women and men based in the Mid-Michigan area. Our mission is to connect, engage, and inspire people to explore aviation. For additional information contact waigreatlakes@gmail.com.