Jeppesen demonstrates the importance of STEM
Jeppesen’s partnership with local non-profit, Colorado UpLift, has benefited all involved. Recently, thirty middle-school students were given the opportunity to learn about careers at Jeppesen by taking part in the second Colorado UpLift Career Day.
Colorado UpLift’s mission is to build long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth. Their vision is to break generational cycles of poverty and failure in Denver’s inner city. Their program includes partnerships with local businesses that can help the kids learn about business and what it takes to pursue a meaningful career.
Students participated in demonstrations in the Global Support & Services Center, the Electronic Flight Bag lab and the Airline Operations Demonstration Center. The technology being used and developed in each of these areas stressed the importance of a sound understanding of science, technology and math. The students learned about Jeppesen applications for various tablets, were able to visualize the number of airplanes flying in US airspace during a given time and had the chance to fly a small version of a Boeing 737 aircraft using flight simulator software.
With the dedication of employee volunteers, this is the second career day in the last year with one more planned in mid-November. Employees escort the students, give the presentations and answer their questions. At the end of the day, everyone benefits from the experience.