Airport starts early with recruitment programme

| 03/11/2014

(CNS): Officials were pressing home the message that no one is ever too young to learn about planes, flying and airport operations. Kids from the Shining Stars Childhood Care and Education Centre were tempted into an aviation career by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently when the inquisitive pre-schoolers paid a visit to the airport as part of project they are working on aboutAir Transport.  Acting chief of airport operations,Erick Bodden provided the children with a tour of CIAA’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities and answered all of their questions. He also said he was very young when his interest in the airport began.

“I truly believe that at a young age you can be influenced into determining what you want to be when you grow up. My father used to bring me to the airport when I was a young boy, which helped me realize my dream of flying and working in the airport industry one day,” Bodden said.

CIAA has participated in several work experience programs, including Passport2Success to give students from schools across the island a chance to learn more about airport operations. 
The students also paid a visit to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s Air Wing Unit and the Fire Service.

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