Two free week-long educational programs at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in July will introduce middle and high school students to careers in aviation.

The programs are to be co-hosted by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA, the Los Angeles city department that manages city airports) and its business and community partners.

The program provides a basic understanding of career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as general knowledge about LAX.

The Junior Aviation Careers Education (ACE) Academy for middle school students is scheduled from Monday to Friday, July 11th to 15th.

The high school Aviation Careers Education Academy is scheduled from Monday to Friday, July 25th to 29th.

Through the programs, students will receive facility tours and briefings by airport employees and tenants.

Middle school students will also spend a day with Southwest Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while high school students will spend a day with American Airlines and an afternoon at the Boeing Company.

“The ACE Academy is a fun and exciting way to help increase awareness of the many career opportunities available in the field of aviation,” LAWA executive director Kim Day said.

The program is open to all students entering grades seven through 12.

However, priority will be given to students from the communities surrounding LAX, including Westchester, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lennox and South Los Angeles.

Information, or to receive an application, contact LAX Community Relations Division, (310) 646-5742.

Applications will be accepted until all spaces have been filled.

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