Girls…have you ever considered being an air traffic controller? No? Well check it out! Imagine you are twenty years old, you live in a first-class city, you dine at all the top-shelf restaurants, and you own a super-chic condo in the trendiest part of town. You’re saving money every month for that dream vacation to the Caribbean. Or maybe Milan.
This may sound like a fantasy, but earlier this month the mentorSTEM girls learned first-hand that this kind of fab life is well within reach. Girls! If you’ve heard me say it once, you’ve heard me say it a dozen times. STEM jobs pay $$$ !!
Our team discovered first hand about the power of $TEM when we travelled to Ronald Reagan National Airport for a private tour of the air traffic control tower. Hosted by our partners at FAA and spearheaded by executive Vaughn Turner (thanks Vaughn!!), mentorSTEM had a birds eye view of the airport and the surrounding Virginia and DC landscape.
During our visit, the FAA team at National Airport provided a lot of information about women and aviation. A high point was meeting a young controller who had never attended college and was making 6 figures (that’s over $100,000/year) and was just about to celebrate turning twenty! Amazing!
Want to know more? We’ll be posting more information and photos about the event soon. In the meantime…check out: