To help fill the future workforce pipeline, Girls in Aviation Day events this year taught kids about cool career opportunities in non-traditional industry roles.

Started in 2015 as a way to generate youth interest in aviation careers, Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) has grown from 39 events worldwide to 118 this year. Non-profit organization Women in Aviation International (WAI), which started GIAD, estimates that 20,000 girls across 17 countries will have taken part in events this year on or around the official day, which took place on October 5, 2019.

United Airlines Girls in Aviation Day event

Led by Laura Spolar, who is a member of United’s Chix Fix team and an aircraft maintenance supervisor for the airline’s Orlando Technical Operations, WAI’s Central Florida Chapter works to present a unique experience for GIAD attendees every year.

Spolar says the chapter places a lot of focus on non-traditional aviation careers, such as maintenance, airport firefighting and airport wildlife control. 

(Source: MRO Digest  - October 8, 2019)

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The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too.

The Air Canada Diversity and Inclusion Team, along with 10 Air Canada ambassadors from various branches participated in the 2019 the 'Sky's No Limit- Girls Fly Too' event in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Organized by the Achieve Anything Foundation, this event implements year-round projects and programs of lasting value towards inspiring female future leaders in STEM and STEM-based fields such as aviation, aerospace, marine and defense.

"This event promotes the airline industry to young women and provides them with the opportunity to share their common passion, which speaks to our global diversity and inclusion strategies," said Laurie Skinner, Diversity Programs Adviser.

(Source: AC Daily October 11, 2019)

Note: AC Daily is available to Air Canada employees and retirees only.

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This year’s Young Women in Aviation Day is fast approaching and the organizing committee, made up of women professionals at Air Canada Maintenance (ACM) and Strategic Procurement, want you to join them.

Young women aged 15 years and over are invited to learn about the worlds of aviation and aircraft maintenance, while meeting some interesting people from the industry. Each session will consist of an aircraft visit, a trip to the Air Canada Museum and career kiosks.

Morning and afternoon sessions will take place to accommodate all schedules. Event details: Date: Nov. 14, 2019 Location: Air Canada headquarters in Montréal, Building 3.

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

(Source: AC Daily Oct 18, 2019)

Note: AC Daily is available to Air Canada employees and retirees only.

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