Kim Chua | Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia

Kim Chua, Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia

Ms. Kim-Chua has been involved in higher education since 2007.As Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia, she currently heads the Language and Communication department and is primarily involved in teaching General Education and Employability Skills subjects. She is also co-editor and peer reviewer for the IJAAA and BEYOND Academic Journals.

In addition to her academic roles, Ms. KIM-CHUA is also Membership Chair for Women In Aviation (Worldwide Chapter) and Faculty Mentor for our inaugural Women In Aviation Asia.

In both her professional and academic lives, Ms. KIM-CHUA is familiar and passionate about promoting female access and opportunity in the domains of STEM as well as examining its impact on Higher Education, businesses and society at large. Her industry and research background allows Kim to assist companies with evidence-based gender and diversity strategies. She integrates collaborative and dialogue-based change processes with women’s identity and leadership development.

Interests: Her research interests include promoting STEM opportunities for females, career readiness, lifelong learning, adult education and higher education leadership and policy particularly with an Asian perspective.


Day One @ 12:00

Panel: The talent gap alert: How are we going to meet the workforce shortage challenge

The rising demand for air travel in the Asia Pacific region will drive commercial airlines to grow their regional fleets from 5,600 to more than 14,000 over the next 20 years. We will need more new technicians to maintain these aircraft, more pilots to fly them and more ground operations staff to serve the passengers.
  • Where will we find these people? How do we attract them? How do we develop them?
  • What do we need to do to ensure that enough talent with the prerequisite skills get into the labour market?
  • Addressing quantity and quality gap: How to arrive at a strategic challenge? How do we prepare for this challenge?
  • Best-in-class practice: Who’s doing it right and who’s thinking ahead?

Day One @ 14:00

Panel: Building capability: Towards an effective training and development programme

  • Understanding what skills are needed for the next-gen workforce, and how they prefer to work and excel
  • Structuring development programmes to nurture home-grown leaders
  • Getting to know the talent outside the aviation industry, especially for skills around social, mobile, analytics, cloud and retail?
  • Which forms of training and development do we have to think about to sustain a talent pipeline? Where does that require changing our mindsets?

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