[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Pages 54265-54266]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21961]

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Federal Aviation Administration

Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Youth Access 
to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Youth Access 
to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (the Task Force).


SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to solicit nominations for 
qualified candidates to serve on the Youth Access to American Jobs in 
Aviation Task Force (Task Force). Section 602, Youth Access to American 
Jobs in Aviation Task Force, of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, 
requires the FAA Administrator to establish a Task Force. The objective 
of the Task Force is to provide independent advice and recommendations 
to the FAA. The advice and strategies relate to developing recommended 
initiatives to the FAA to encourage high school students towards an 
aviation career. In response to FAA requests, the Task Force may 
provide the FAA with information that may be used for tactical and 
strategic planning purposes.

DATES: Nomination package materials (see below) must be received no 
later than October 30, 2019 to be considered for the initial committee 
appointment. Nomination packages received after that date will be 
retained for consideration to fill future committee vacancies.

ADDRESSES: All nominations shall be emailed to Angela Anderson, 
Designated Federal Officer, at [email protected] (subject 
line``2019 Youth in Aviation Task Force Nomination''). A return email 
confirmation will be sent upon receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this process or 
general questions about the Task Force, please contact Angela Anderson 
at [email protected].

    Description of Duties: The Task Force acts solely in an advisory 
capacity and does not exercise program management responsibilities. Any 
decisions directly affecting implementation of policy will remain with 
the FAA Administrator and the Secretary of Transportation.
    Not later than 12 months after its establishment, the Task Force 
shall develop and submit to the FAA Administrator recommendations and 
strategies to:
    a. Facilitate and encourage high school students in the United 
States, beginning in their junior year, to enroll in and complete 
career and technical education courses, including science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics (STEM), that would prepare them to enroll 
in a course of study related to an aviation career at an institution of 
higher education, including a community college or trade school;
    b. Facilitate and encourage the students described above to enroll 
in a course of study related to an aviation career, including aviation 
manufacturing, engineering, and maintenance, at an institution of 
higher education, including a community college or trade school; and
    c. Identify and develop pathways for students who complete a course 
of study described above to secure registered apprenticeships, 
workforce development programs, or careers in the aviation industry of 
the United States.
    Not later than 30 days after submission of the recommendations and 
strategies to the Administrator, the Task Force shall submit to the 
appropriate committees of Congress a report outlining such 
recommendations and strategies.
    Considerations. When developing these recommendations and 
strategies, the Task Force shall:
    a. Identify industry trends that encourage or discourage youth in 
the United States from pursuing careers in aviation;
    b. Consider how the FAA; air carriers; aircraft, powerplant, and 
avionics manufacturers; aircraft repair stations; and other aviation 
stakeholders can coordinate efforts to support youth in pursuing 
careers in aviation;
    c. Identify methods of enhancing aviation apprenticeships, job 
skills training, mentorship, education, and outreach programs that are 
exclusive to youth in the United States; and
    d. Identify potential sources of government and private sector 
funding, including grants and scholarships, that may be used to carry 
out the recommendations and strategies described above and to support 
youth in pursuing careers in aviation.
    Membership: The membership will be fairly balanced in terms of 
points of view represented and the functions performed. The stakeholder 
groups to be represented on the Task Force will include:
    a. Air carriers.
    b. Aircraft, powerplant, and avionics manufacturers.
    c. Aircraft repair stations.
    d. Local educational agencies or high schools.
    e. Institutions of higher education, including community colleges 
and aviation trade schools.
    f. Such other aviation and educational stakeholders and experts as 
the FAA Administrator considers appropriate.
    All Task Force members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of 
Transportation. Other membership criteria include:
    a. Members shall be appointed for the duration of the existence of 
the Task Force.
    b. Members will serve without government compensation or 
    c. Representative members must represent a particular interest in 
employment, education, experience, or affiliation with a specific 
aviation-related organization.
    d. Members must attend at least three-quarters of all Task Force 
meetings (estimated two meetings annually).
    Qualifications: Representative members must be in good public 
standing. Preference will be given to candidates who currently serve as 
members of their organization's core senior leadership team, but 
membership may also be granted to uniquely qualified individuals who do 
not serve their organizations in this capacity.
    Materials to Submit: Candidates are required to submit, in full, 
the following materials to be considered for Task Force membership. 
Failure to submit the required information may disqualify a candidate 
from the review process.
    a. A short biography of the nominee, including professional and 
academic credentials.
    b. A r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae, which must include 
relevant job experience, qualifications, and contact information.
    c. Up to three letters of recommendation may be submitted, but are 
not required.
    Each letter may be no longer than one page.
    d. A one-page statement describing how the candidate will benefit 
the Task Force, taking into account the candidate's unique perspective 
that will advance the conversation. This statement must also identify 
the primary and secondary stakeholder groups to which the candidate's 
expertise best aligns. Finally, candidates should state their previous 
experience on a Federal Advisory Committee (if any), their level of 
knowledge in the above stakeholder groups, and the size of the 
constituency they represent or are able to reach.

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    Evaluations will be based on the materials submitted by the 
prospective candidates and will include consideration for membership 
balancing to ensure each of the above stakeholder groups has adequate 

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2019.
Angela Anderson,
Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Administrator for Human 
Resource Management, Federal Aviation Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-21961 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]