need ‘real-life’ input
Community and technical colleges are looking for representatives to serve on advisory committees.
Several SPEEA members serve in this capacity
– to bring ‘real-life’ experience to the decision-making process for college curriculum.
• They typically meet only two to three
times a year
• The advisory committee works to line up
coursework that prepare students for jobs
• The committee includes other industry
representatives as well as faculty to help
• Renton Technical College – Engineering
Design Technology Advisory Committee
• Olympic College (Bremerton) –
• Bellingham Technical College – Engineering
Technology Advisory Committee
By signing up, you can also see your career field
from a new perspective as well as having your
voice heard on issues important to aerospace
Send your contact information, the opening
you’d like to apply for and why you’re interested
via email to email@example.com.
Other opportunities in your area
For more information about the committees
listed above or other advisory opportunities in
your area, contact SPEEA Legislative Director
Chelsea Orvella, who represents SPEEA on
statewide advisory committees for technical
college programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEEA supports Veterans
SPEEA took part in the Wichita Veterans Day parade Nov.
5. The Midwest Membership Activities Committee (MAC)
recruited members to help hand out flags to parade watchers
along the route. Wichita Council Rep Aaron Kitterman,
vice-chair of the MAC, drove special guest Raymond Franz, a Korean War veteran, in the parade. Franz served for two years in
Korea, from 1952-54, as part of the Communication Division. Wichita Council Rep Joe Abbott, a MAC member, served
as one of the parade judges, along with a teacher and another Spirit AeroSystems employee. Council Rep Daryl Doshier,
MAC secretary, took photos.
to new Technical
SPEEA Tech bargaining unit employees were recently named Technical Principals at The Boeing Company. This is a branch of the
company’s Technical Excellence program specifically geared toward Techs.
As a result of a rigorous application process, they
were selected as outstanding technical specialists.
They provide expertise, leadership and technical contributions to enhance Boeing products.
• Perry Azevedo
• Melissa Evans
• Cheryl Galvin
• Ann Levin
• Michael Perry
• Andrew Reeves
• William Schasteen Jr.
• Jason Schmidt
• William Tapia
If you or a family member is heading to col- lege in the fall, consider applying for a labor union scholarship. See some of the details
below – visit the websites for more details.
– due Jan. 31
The one-time cash awards of $500 to $4,000
are awarded for study beginning in the fall.
Applicants are evaluated on a number of factors,
including two essays (which count for up to half
of your score). Learn more at www.unionplus.
org. Applications are due before noon (EST),
Tuesday, Jan. 31. This is a nationwide scholarship program for all unions participating in the
Union Plus program, which includes IFPTE.