LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles International Airport Community Relations Division hosted its annual Job Shadow Day Feb. 26.
“LAX Community Relations coordinates the program to provide job-shadowing opportunities in aviation-related and aviation support careers at a major airport,” said Maria Tesoro, director of LAX Community Relations.
Job shadowing provides students the chance to see what a normal day is like on the job for an airport employee, Tesoro said. It provides an up-close look at how the skills learned in the classroom are put into action in the workplace.
More than 90 students from Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet High School’s Aviation and Aerospace section, St. Bernard High, Orville Wright Enriched Sciences Magnet and Judge Albert Monroe Middle schools participated. All of the schools are in the LAX area. Orville Wright and Westchester have aviation and science magnet curriculums.
Students shadowed employees working in accounting, airfield operations, airlines, aviation services, aviation law enforcement, business administration, engineering, environmental management, human resources, information technology and law enforcement.
LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States. It served nearly 70.7 million passengers in 2014.
The airport offers 692 daily nonstop flights to 85 cities in the U.S. and 928 weekly nonstop flights to 67 cities in 34 countries on 59 commercial air carriers.