Twelve high-school students in San Francisco have been selected to explore the wonders of the aviation industry in an exciting nine-week “I Can Fly” programme being run by the San Francisco team. The programme gives these students a chance to step behind the scenes and meet professionals who will share first-hand experiences with them through a combination of field trips, lectures and hands-on exercises. The first session (pictured above) was held on 11 February with SFO ASM Ernie Papagno and Customer Services Supervisor Jett Yang. They took the students around San Francisco International Airport to visit the Ramp Tower, the Noise Abatement Room and the Communications Centre.
The nine-week programme of aviation visits and workshops ends in April and includes one weekend of community service, a visit to the Hiller Aviation Museum, and workshops with pilots and other staff from Engineering, Catering, Airports, CRD, Marketing and cabin crew. One of the organisers, SFO Marketing Coordinator Nancy Tao, says, “We hope they can learn about the various types of careers available in our industry. Some are obvious, such as pilots and cabin crew, while others are behind the scenes, such as engineering and catering.” And then she added, “I wish we had these programmes in the community when I was in high school!” More information can be found at www.cathaypacific.com/us/icanfly