Monday, August 13, 2012

South Africa: Wonder-Women in Aviation Initiative to Encourage Women Into Aviation

From All-Africa:  South Africa: Wonder-Women in Aviation Initiative to Encourage Women Into Aviation

1time Airline will be embarking on an initiative in August 2012, called Wonder-Women in Aviation, which involves 30 female students from Sizwe Secondary School in Elandsfontein, receiving first-hand exposure to the airline's operations by shadowing its female employees on their daily work routine.

The students, who range from grades 10 to 12, will see how many women manage to build notable careers in aviation, the corporate world and technical positions. Students will discover the wonder of flight, as they will accompany cabin crew on their flights to Cape Town and Durban.

Others will shadow women in executive and managerial positions, in the various departments at the head office in Isando, Johannesburg.

"Furthering personal and economic development"

Some students will shadow women, such as Lorato Moroeng and Tumi Hlokwa, who work as craft technicians specialising in avionics for the airline's maintenance company, Jetworx.

1time CEO, Blacky Komani, says that initiatives such as this are crucial in furthering the empowerment of South African women. "The company recognises that the current statistics relating to females and youth unemployment in South Africa requires urgent attention in the pursuit of furthering personal and economic development amongst these two groups.

 

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