TRB Webinar: Preparing the Next Generation of Airport Industry Professionals

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October 19, 2022 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports and their support industries have changed significantly over the past several decades. Academic programs continue to evolve with these changes to better prepare the next generation of airport industry professionals. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern that will provide guidance to assist academia in preparing graduates for careers as airport industry professionals. Presenters will discuss research which provides a better understanding of the skills needed and develops model curriculum templates to provide a foundation for career success. 

This webinar is based on ACRP Research Report 230: Enhancing Academic Programs to Prepare Future Airport Industry Professionals.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.

There is no fee to attend this webinar. Registration is required.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Overview of the report – Seth Young, The Ohio State University (OSU)
  • Guidance for enhancing academic offerings – Seth Young, OSU
  • Assessing the state of airport academic programming – Seth Young, OSU
  • Motivation for the research – Candace Cronin, Human Capital, ICF
  • Reviewing the workforce needs of the airport industry – Amy Bisker, Human Capital, ICF
  • Question and answer session moderated by Daniel Bartholomew, Aspen/Pitken County Airport

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify gaps between the workforce needs of the airport industry and existing academic offerings 
  • Explain how members of industry and academia may work towards enhancing airport academic programming


Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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