Aviation-Minded Teens and Young Adults Can Join New Explorer Post
An Aviation Career Exploring Post is forming in Ocean County to explore careers in aviation. Youth explorers and adult advisers are needed to start the post, and they are welcome to attend an open house Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Boy Scout Council Center meeting room at 1518 Ridgeway Rd. in Toms River.
Aviation Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from grade six to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about the field of aviation. Explorers will develop flying knowledge, aviation protocols, leadership skills and teamwork skills. They will have the opportunity to participate in flight scenarios, flight simulator lessons and tours of airports and aviation facilities, and to network with professionals in the aviation field. They will learn about educational requirements for careers in aviation and advice on how to prepare for a successful career in the field of aviation.
The post offers networking and mentoring opportunities, improved self-confidence, leadership experience and social networking development, hands-on career experiences, community service opportunities, college and career readiness preparation, opportunities to participate in national events and regional training sessions, scholarship opportunities and awards.
The group will meet locally on a bi-monthly basis during the school year. Dates and times will be determined by the explorers and their advisers. For more information and to register for the event, call Jerome Townsend at 732-349-1037 extension 28, or Kurt Stofko at 609-698-3323. —E.E.