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Aviation Career Day Saturday

B.C. Aviation Museum President Stephen Gordon stands in the main display area of the museum at the Victoria International Airport. - Steven Heywood/News staff
B.C. Aviation Museum President Stephen Gordon stands in the main display area of the museum at the Victoria International Airport.
— image credit: Steven Heywood/News staff

Saturday is the second annual Career Day at the B.C. Aviation Museum, featuring some of the region’s big players in the industry.

Students from all over Vancouver Island — and the two closest school districts to the mainland ferry terminal at Tsawassen — have been invited to meet with aviation industry representatives, as well as colleges that specialize in aviation education. Museum President Stephen Gordon said their first Career Day, held last year, was a success with more than 200 students coming through their doors.

“We’re hoping there will be more this year,” Gordon said.

There is no charge to exhibitors and educators, who will be setting up booths and tables in the main museum display area. Gordon said the objective is to use the facility to advance the aviation industry as best it can — while itself a tribute to what has gone before.

“It’s a way of giving something back to the industry,” he explained, “and repaying all of the public support we have received over the years.”

Co-sponsored by the Victoria Airport Authority, itself an exhibitor, there will 11 to 13 other groups at Career Day: Action Ultralights, Department of National Defence, Viking Air, University of Victoria, Victoria Flying Club, Transport Canada, North Island College, NAV Canada, West Jet, Victoria Airport Firefighters and Coastal Pacific Aviation. Another two potential exhibitors had not confirmed as of press time.

Career Day takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until  3 p.m. at the B.C. Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd. at the east end of the airport.

 

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