Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – Plans are far advanced to establish an Aviation Training Institute to train more people to provide career opportunities in the industry.
Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Aviation, who announced this, said the Ministry would also expand the existing Civil Aviation Training School and improve on the training programmes with other Ministries, ensuring customer satisfaction in the quest to make the country’s airport, user-friendly and reposition it to attract investments.
Madam Dapaah was addressing the Women in Aviation International (WAI), Ghana Chapter’s Second Girls in Aviation Day, to train and inspire the next generation of women in the industry.
The programme, which was patronised by about 120 girls from some selected Basic to Senior High Schools, also formed part of WAI’s dedication to highlight the career opportunities, as well as introduce the girls to the aviation profession.
Madam Dapaah stated that the outlook of the country’s Aviation Industry remained bright and it would create many job opportunities for the youth.
Premised on the theme: “Connect, Explore, Experience”, the event brought together industry players to take the girls through the requisite information in the Aviation industry.
Madam Dapaah said it was imperative to continually develop a strong core of aviation specialists and professionals, starting with the youth.
She said: “We need to ignite the passion for Aviation in our youth and excite them with dynamism and vibrancy of the challenges and opportunities in the Aviation sector.”
She said the Ministry had taken steps to ensure the realisation of the Government’s priorities through the construction, renovation and modernisation of the airports.