CAE announced today at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, the introduction of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program, demonstrating its commitment to promoting the advancement of women in the aviation industry.
The CAE Women in Flight program encourages passionate and exceptional women to accomplish their goal of becoming professional pilots. CAE will provide financial support to aspiring female pilots by awarding up to five full scholarships to one of CAE’s cadet pilot training programs across its global training network. CAE will also provide selected candidates with access to their first job through its global partners. The objective of the program is also to elevate the selected candidates to become aviation role models and inspire even more women to join the pilot profession.
“With over 300,000 new pilots needed in the civil aviation industry over the next decade, and with women currently representing less than 5% of pilots and instructors, it is time to tap into a wider pool of talent. As the leading training organization in the world, we are very proud to introduce the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program, acting towards achieving greater diversity and a better gender balance” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions.
“By leveraging our global training network and our relationships with operators, CAE can provide aspiring female pilots direct access to our numerous active pilot creation programs around the world, facilitating their journey to the cockpit. CAE is committed to promoting the pilot career to women, and making it accessible to exceptional women who may not have the financial means to make their dream a reality.”
Eligible candidates can submit their applications on CAE’s website starting in the Fall of 2018. Interested candidates can already subscribe to receive program updates on cae.com/womeninflight. Selected candidates will then be invited to complete an assessment test in one of many of CAE’s training locations. More details about the program and the selection process will be unveiled in the upcoming months.
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program is part of a wider range of available CAE scholarships that promote pilot and aviation jobs in the aerospace industry. CAE offers more than 20 scholarships in various disciplines, including engineering, software engineer, computer science, aviation management, to women and men interested in a career in aviation around the world.
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