Program introduces at-risk youth to a career in aviation
Miami - April 1, 2017 - A new collaboration between the Cuban-American National Council (CNC) and Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami is exposing at-risk youth to a unique opportunity to learn about airline training and the aviation industry.
Students enrolled in the CNC Youth Program are now getting the opportunity through job shadowing and mentoring with designated staff at a premier aviation training academy to learn all about careers in aviation.
The students will be participating in a wide range of activities over individual assignments of 120 hours at a time, where they will get to interact with flight instructors, current aviation students, and get a firsthand look at flight training, including working around advanced flight simulators, classroom training, and Air Traffic Control Simulation and Training among other career pathways within the aviation industry.
“Our objective is to provide the young people we service with experiences and encouragement that will allow them to successfully transition to the workforce, obtain their high school diploma or GED and continue their education and training,” said Sonia Lopez, President and CEO of CNC. “Our partnership with Pan Am is exposing our youth to a promising career in aviation and we hope that it will inspire them to pursue their wings.”
“At Pan Am we are dedicated to the development of the youth in our community” said Mark Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Pan AM International Flight Academy “By providing students with these opportunities we are exposing them to a promising career that is experiencing tremendous growth and offer a wide range of opportunities. We have high hopes for our students and will continue to work alongside community partners like CNC for the betterment of our community at all of our company locations.”
About Pan Am International Flight Academy
Pan Am International Flight Academy, headquartered in Miami, FL, has its origins in Pan American World Airways as its original training division, and operates under one of the most recognized brands in the world. The company has facilities located in Florida, Las Vegas and affiliations in Japan and Thailand where we provide flight simulation and training on nearly all major aircraft types by having access to over 50 full flight simulators. With over 200 professional training programs such as flight attendant, mechanic, and Air Traffic Control, Pan Am International Flight Academy has its own Career Pilot Academy where we are dedicating to training the next generation of pilots.