Oakland International Airport holds career day for youngsters
Aviation Day inspires Oakland Unified School District elementary students
Oakland, Calif. – Apr. 13, 2018: Oakland International Airport is sponsoring “Oakland Aviation Day” for 30 elementary school students from the Oakland Unified School District tomorrow. The day-long camp will explore jobs in the aviation industry.
Students will experience hands on training, classroom lessons, and interactive tours. They will visit Oakland’s Air Traffic Control Tower and board a parked Southwest Airlines plane. Students will get to use instruments from an aviation mechanic’s toolbox provided by the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Oakland International Airport Airside Supervisor Darron Evans will provide career advice and answer questions about working in an international airport.
“We’re helping the next generation of aviation enthusiasts better understand the airline industry,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “We want these young people to have fun, learn and come away with a greater appreciation for careers in aviation.”
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents. Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.
Keonnis Taylor, Airport Spokesperson
Robert Bernardo, Communications Manager