HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

Military to Civilian Transition Workshop

March 4, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Career Development Track

 

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Description
Transitioning from the military back to civilian life is never simple. This workshop will provide information to enable the service member to make career decisions and explore new possibilities, making the transition to civilian life easier.

The workshop will cover military benefits and resources, including training and education tools for a new career. An introduction to the helicopter industry will consist of present and future growth in the industry and job opportunities. An overview of the commercial industry will be presented, including regulations, licensing, and qualifications. The workshop will also reference the differences between military and civilian aviation.

The instructor will provide guidelines for resume and CV building and tips for standing out to a potential employer in the hiring process. Topics that will be discussed include contacts, preparing for check rides and exams, qualifications, and resources available to get the position desired. Safety is always a consideration for employers when reviewing a prospective job candidate. This workshop will conclude with guidance on how to stay safe in the world of commercial flying.

Objective
At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be prepared to begin the process of transitioning into the civilian helicopter industry. They will understand the job opportunities that are available, the military benefits and resources they have access to, the steps involved in transitioning, and basic information regarding the civilian hiring process.

Instructor
Debra Irby has more than 32 years of aviation experience as a mechanic, pilot, director of operations, educator, and chief executive officer. Trained in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic and pilot, she has served on active duty and in the Reserves and the National Guard. In 2002, Irby was called back to active duty, where she flew Chinooks with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. Irby has worked in various sectors of aviation, from government to commercial line pilot, management, and owning a business. She has conducted training seminars in every aspect of aviation safety, to include designing and implementing a variety of aviation training and safety manuals. Irby is the CEO of DAI Aviation Training and Copterjobs, LLC, and is the director of operations for Pacific Helicopters in Hawaii. Irby has a B.A. in international relations and has done additional graduate work in national security studies.

Who Should Attend

Active-duty military, members of the Reserve and National Guard, veterans, and those thinking about joining the military to further their education and experience should attend this workshop. No matter what job, military occupational specialty, or field you are currently working in, if you are interested in aviation as a career, this seminar will be invaluable.

Course Prerequisites
None

Professional Development Credit
None