The Negro Airmen International. Inc. (NAI) Black Wings in Action will hold a media conference on Saturday September 24, 2016, at 1:00 PM, at Frank’s in The Old Mill, at 1095 Highway 54W, in Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Officers, members, supporters and former NAI training program participants will be on hand to reveal plans to continue the organization’s purpose and track record in assisting youth and minorities in exploring and entering the vast array of careers and jobs in the aviation industry.
According to Sam L. Jones, President, NAI, Inc., the September 24th activity will also serve as a rallying of the troops and other prospects to gather and organize members and financial, human resources, corporate and community partnerships and support to move forward with a plan to continue one of the organization’s most successful and rewarding programs. NAI’s New Hope Project, created in 2004, successfully trained over 80 students many of whom are employed in the industry today. In Miami in 2008, although the triple rise in fuel costs was a factor, funding for the program ended. Presently, officers are exploring locations in the Atlanta Metropolitan area to continue its programs under the title “Operation Skyhook Atlanta.”
NAI plans to play a leadership role addressing expert predictions of workforce shortages in the Aviation Industry, and in increasing the awareness of youths and young adults in middle schools, high schools and technical programs and colleges to the opportunities available in the aviation industry. With the support of the community, this will certainly be a win-win for the young people as well as the public at large. The public’s image of and confidence in qualified personnel to serve in the industry is of even greater importance as the number of air travelers increases and the focus on safety and security elevates.
For more information, please contact:
Clint Thompson, Interim Vice President (SC) Clint0079@earthlink.net 864-325-8832