Opportunities sky high at aviation career fair

Career fair uses expertise of Victoria Airport Authority, Aviation Museum to connect prospective employees with employers

John Lewis works on an aircraft at the B.C. Aviation Museum

John Lewis works on an aircraft at the B.C. Aviation Museum

The airport and aviation museum are combining for a high-flying career fair this month.

Victoria Airport Authority and the museum are putting on a career day for students to learn about aviation opportunities.

“We’re creating a forum that will enable high school students who have an interest in an aviation career to meet employers and educators in the industry,” said Steve Gordon, president of the B.C. Aviation Museum.

They’ll co-host the event with sponsors Victoria Airport Authority.

“It’s part of the museum asking itself what do we do as a museum that gives back to the community that supports us,” Gordon said. “This is one of those things that we thought we could do – make use of our space here and our contacts within the aviation industry.”

Educators or employers interested in being a presenter at the fair should contact Henry Ravensdale at 250-477-0205 or email hravensdale@shaw.ca by the end of the month.

The event is free for presenters and students and runs Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the B.C. Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Rd. near the airport.

 

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Organizers chose Feb. 18 because it falls near National Aviation Day on Feb. 23.