The Aerospace College and Career Exploration and Selection System (ACCESS) is our program for teens and young adults ages 14-21. Using our Explore Aerospace series topics, we provide an introduction to our six core topics: Aeronautics, Airframe & Powerplant, Solar System, Commercial Space Travel, Drones and Robotics.
Students will spend 10 hours learning about each of the six topics onsite at our NE Portland site, online, and through the Kerbal Space Program, an immersive educational video game encompassing aerospace technology.
ACCESS provides informal Career & Technical Education (CTE) through our applied engineering curriculum that includes developing skills that are universally applicable across multiple trades, such as learning to read plans, riveting, measuring, fitting, electrical systems, engine systems, etc. Our structure is intended to prepare the whole student for a career, focusing on soft skills that are necessary for most careers regardless of industry. In addition, our locations and business partners integrate into our program the opportunity for on-the-job exposure to all aspects of the Aerospace Industry. Our program introduces students to a wide range of skills and competencies both specific to the industry and generalized for success in any field, equipping them for continued education toward a well-paying, self-sustaining career.
Interested in joining ACCESS? We are currently recruiting for our fall cohort! If you are a high school student or freshman in college, please email us to learn more about the program, or fill out an application here and we will notify you when our next 10 week program will begin. We hope you join us!
Airway Science for Kids would like you to be aware of a variety of scholarships available to young people interested in aviation. Scholarships are available from a number of organizations including our own scholarship for TeenFlight™ students who graduate from a build, and then come back as a volunteer student mentor.
Airway Science for Kids Inc. offers students who complete the TeenFlight™ program with assistance in flight training,
useful toward gaining a pilot license. Those wishing to consider entering the program should contact us.
Each year EAA Chapter 105 awards a number of youth flight training scholarships, which are intended to assist young people in the Oregon/Southwest Washington area in their pursuit of learning to fly and advancing their aviation skills. Apply Here
EAA has a variety of scholarships for flight training, summer camps and post-high school education. Apply Here
AOPA has a variety of flight training scholarships. Apply Here
Oregon State University College of Engineering offers a variety of resources and additional support through
the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Apply Here