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Free career initiative fair for youths, Sirika, heads of agencies, others to attend


Are you a youth, interested in building a career in the aviation Industry or interested in contributing your own quota to the growth and development of the industry? Here is an opportunity for you to do so.

The first ever Aviation Careers Conference and Aviation Excellence Capacity building Award Nite is coming up on Nov 24th 2017 in Lagos with the theme: “Capacity Building through Career Guidance” at Royal Event Centre, 105 obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja-Lagos.

The Aim of the Seminar is to create a platform to introduce and mentor aspiring youths and other invited guests to the many Career Opportunities that exist in the Aviation Industry and also to celebrate and honor outstanding Aviation Professionals/stakeholders, who have contributed immensely to human Capital development in the aviation industry in Nigeria.

This is a Youth Career initiative Fair which will congregate participants, comprising intending Aviators, Aviation Professionals, Government Agencies, and stakeholders, Schools, youth development agencies, Airlines and Aviation training Organizations.
It is being organized by Excellentserve Events in collaboration with Mamaj Aviation Consult Limited.

Mamaj Aviation Consult Limited is an Aviation Company which specializes in the hosting of events, training of aviation personnel, an online media platform with focus on Aviation News. The Company is made up of well tested Aviation professionals. The CEO was a Cabin Crew, Line Trainer and Cabin Crew Manager with twenty five years of experience in the Aviation Industry in Nigeria. Recently, we hosted the first ever annual cabin Crew Fair in Nigeria which was a huge success.

What informed the theme: “Capacity Building through Career Guidance” Joy Ogbebo popularly called MamaJ says,”A recent market forecast by Airbus indicates that Africa would need 1,000 commercial jets and 21,700 new pilots in the coming 20 years, while Boeing estimates that Africa would demand 18,000 new pilots and 22,000 technicians over the same time period. Over the next 20 years new aircraft will need to be commanded by qualified pilots and maintained by skilled technicians and managed by competent air traffic controllers,”

Boeing projects that the aviation sector will continue to see long-term growth with the commercial fleet doubling in size,” According to Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and a demand for 39,620 new airplanes over the next 20 years. Consequently, the need for pilots and technicians will commensurably increase.

In terms of technical staff needed, the Airbus GSF predicts a requirement to train approximately 540,000 new technicians who will fulfill various duties across airframe, engines, and components domains.

It is predicted that the Aviation Industry, globally will continue to grow, therefore, Capacity development is a necessity. “The need for effective capacity development investment in the next generation skilled workforce cannot be overemphasized. Transferable skills make it easier for people to explore other careers in the company. Countries that advance technologically and scientifically, are countries that has taken proactive steps to develop human capital”- Victor Banjo
At the last Aviation professionals in Africa forum, airline executives and African aviation authorities maintained that “Insufficient training capacity and an exodus of skilled manpower lead a list of factors that have resulted in a shortage of aviation professionals in Africa. Flight-crew who retire during the next 20 years will result in the need to train as many as 560,000 new pilots over this period

”All of us in Africa are concerned that the aviation sector is not developing as fast as the economic growth in the continent,” he said Over the next 20 years new aircraft will need to be commanded by qualified pilots and maintained by skilled technicians and managed by competent air traffic controllers,” ICAO Secretary General Fang Liu. “Air transport is not only a transportation means but it is also an economic enabler and driver of national and economic development. However, in order to further develop aviation, human capacity is key. As we know there is a gap between the number of professionals sought and the training capacity in particular in Africa.”

What are the implications for Africa? Taking these predictions and forecast into consideration, the need for capacity building has become necessary. Consequently, the need for pilots and technicians/Support staff will commensurably increase. If the necessary manpower must be made ready for the aviation future, then, the need for capacity building as a proactive step has become necessary.

Today, so many Career opportunities abound in the Aviation industry which the younger generation can tap into through guidance. We have looked deeply into this, and it is clear that a lot more needs to be done in the area of orientation, sensitization and guidance. It is on this premise; we have decided to host this Fair”.

The objectives of the seminar include among other;
To recognize Aviation veterans/Icons, stakeholders, Aviation fuel companies who have contributed immensely to capacity building in the Aviation Industry in Nigeria.

To highlight the valuable and strategic role of human capital development and capacity building in the Aviation Industry in Nigeria.
To emphasize the role of Career guidance in Capacity building.
To Introduce the youths and invited guests to the many career opportunities that exists in the Aviation Industry
§ To introduce aspiring Aviators to their career choice and help them identify the key skills required

To mentor and offer career guidance to the youths.
To create a platform for Professional and Aspiring Aviators to connect and Share Knowledge
To connect aspiring youths with the relevant Aviation Training Organization.

Participants at the seminar are, Government Agencies, Intending Aviators, Aviation Training Organizations, Youth development agencies, Aviation stakeholders, Aviation Professionals, Schools and Airlines.

Seminar is free but you have to register. Limited seats available. To register for the Conference Visit www.aviationcareers. Com.ng

The Conference will be rounded up with the Aviation Excellence Capacity Building Award Nite, to honour and recognize Aviators, corporate organizations who have contributed immensely to Human Capital development in the Aviation industry in Nigeria.

Invited Special Guests, Minister for state, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika. The Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation, Capt. Muhtar Usman. Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, MD, NAMA.

Guest Speakers, Capt. Mohammed Abdusalam, Rector, NCAT. Capt. Josiah Choms, MD, Caverton Helicopters. Key note Speaker; Victor Banjo.


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