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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 1999
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

ODOT HOSTS AVIATION CAREER DAY

Columbus Today Ohio students and guidance counselors received information regarding aeronautical education and aviation careers at the fourth annual Aeronautical Career Day hosted by The Ohio Department of Transportations (ODOT) Office of Aviation and the Ohio Council Aeronautical Education (OCAE).

"This day provides our youth a unique opportunity to learn about the careers available to them in the area of aeronautics," said ODOT Director Gordon Proctor. "Aviation is a growing field and this is a great way to educate students about what tools they need to prepare for this profession."

Participants from across the state visited Don Scott Field in Columbus where professionals discussed the diversity and magnitude of educational and career opportunities in the field of aeronautics. Additionally, member colleges and universities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Aviation ROTC units provided displays and representatives to discuss their academic programs and career choices with students and counselors. They also participated in flight simulator and air craft rides, and workshops involving preflighting airplanes, aircraft maintenance inspections and principles of flight.

The OCAE is a working committee comprised of state colleges and universities in Ohio that offer aeronautical related degrees. The committee facilitates these educational efforts by providing a public forum in which they can be discussed and coordinated between the FAA, ODOTs Office of Aviation, and private industry.

OCAE members involved in the career day included Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, Columbus State Community College, Kent State University, The Ohio State University and ODOTs Office of Aviation. Other participants included the FAA, Air Force ROTC.

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