Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is honored to be the recipient of two notable awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Los Angeles community. WTS-LA, the Los Angeles chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar, presented LAWA officials with the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award and the Innovative Transportation Solution Award during its Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner that was held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on November 9, 2017. The event was host to more than 400 attendees. Approximately $71,000 in scholarships were also awarded to the upcoming generation of transportation professionals during the exciting event.
On November 8, 2017, approximately 750 California high school students were presented with the opportunity to discover inspiring careers in the aviation industry and the paths that will take them there. The second annual LAX Aviation Career Day, which was held by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District, was host to more than 30 powerful exhibitors including the Transportation Security Administration, American Airlines, United Airlines, Los Angeles Airport Police, Customs and Border Protection, NASA, a variety of aviation maintenance companies and more. This impressive event was held at the LAX Flight Path Museum & Learning Center.
On October 10, 2017, almost 500 separate meetings were held between some of the most talented subcontractors in the Los Angeles area and local business owners and representatives to enhance opportunities and create exciting connections that will be a part of the future of Los Angeles International Airport.
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are teaming up to expedite medical care and assistance to injured and ill guests of the Los Angeles International Airport. The six-month trial program brings the Advanced Practitioner Response Unit and two teams of bike medics to the airport to help address everything from low acuity issues to critical medical emergencies suffered by travelers and the employees of LAX.
On September 11, 2017, the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program (APR) opened its doors to 30 members of the Los Angeles Community to help them overcome challenges and hurdles that have prevented them from obtaining or maintaining successful careers.
On September 13, 2017, the International Olympic Committee officially announced that the City of Angels will host the 2028 Summer Games.