Air Canada And CAE today we celebrate our five year anniversary Team Judy-Cameron Scholarship.
At the same time, two global aviation companies based in Montreal are announcing the start of the application process in 2024.
Up to eight scholarships will be awarded to young Canadian women studying to become professional pilots or aircraft maintenance technicians to continue their training in 2024.
Among these eight women, four future professional pilots will be invited to participate in the CAE Women Pilot Program as ambassadors.
“These young women made their dreams come true”
Judy Cameroncommander (retired) 777 Boeing and director Northern Lights Aero Foundationsaid to find rewarding see the achievements of past beneficiaries Sotck exchange.
“These young women have made their dreams come true and are now crossing the skies of Canada.” Whether they’re flying 737s or working as flight instructors, they’ve become role models for those who come after them. I couldn’t be more proud of Air Canada and CAE’s support of Canadian women in aviation,” she said.
Murray StromAir Canada’s Senior Vice President of Flight Operations and Maintenance agrees:
“Like everyone at Air Canada, I am especially proud to see the success of the many past recipients of the Commandante-Judy-Cameron Scholarships.” Some have already achieved their goal of becoming professional pilots or aircraft maintenance technicians, and I look forward to following their career path. Their future, like other groups of beneficiaries, looks bright. »
Michel Azar-HmoudaCAE’s president of commercial aviation training, recalls that the company expects this to be necessary 63,000 professional pilots in North America over the next ten years.
“So we need to make careers in aviation more attractive and support underrepresented groups,” he says. These deserving scholarship recipients will not only have the opportunity to pursue their chosen career path, but will also serve as role models for the next generation of female aviation professionals. »
To help the next generation of women follow in the footsteps of the pioneer
The annual Commander-Judy-Cameron Scholarship was established in honor of Air Canada’s first female pilot to help the next generation of women follow in the footsteps of this pioneer. It is presented in conjunction with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation.
in 2019 the established Commandante-Judy-Cameron Scholarships were previously awarded to four candidates. in 2023 Air Canada and CAE have joined forces to double the number of scholarship recipients, and are now able to award scholarships to eight deserving young women.
The call for applications opens on 1er in 2023 november here.
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