Dana Air, has reaffirmed its commitment to youth empowerment and professionalism in the aviation industry with her sponsorship of the first ever Cabin Crew Contest in Africa.
The Cabin Crew contest which is the first of its kind in sub Saharan Africa is an initiative of the Crew Training Institute (CTI), launched on November, 18, 2016 to train and impact prerequisite knowledge and soft skills needed for aspiring Cabin Crew.
Commenting on the initiative, the Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo said: “Dana Air has scored another first in the aviation industry for headlining the sponsorship of the first ever cabin crew contest in Africa. We are boundless in our orientation as an airline and we will continue to impact the industry, aspiring aviators and of course our guests positively as always.’’
Speaking further he said, ‘When we decided to sponsor the contest, we considered the fact that somebody will be empowered, exposed , we also considered the platform it will give aspiring aviators and we felt it was another opportunity for the flying public to have a better perception and understanding of the industry.’’
Also speaking on the initiative, the CEO of Crew Training Institute, Katheryn Lademo, said, ‘we are a thorough institute with a passion for what we do. We appreciate Dana Air for taking the challenge of sponsoring this contest which is the first of its kind in sub Saharan Africa.’’
Katheryn explained that the initiative is a contest where cabin crew aspirants are put through a screening process to select the finest cabin crew talent who will emerge as “THE CABIN CREW”. The winner wins a cabin crew job, a trip to South Africa to experience crew lifestyle and finishing school training at Crew Training Institute.
She noted that ‘The primary focus of this annual TV show is to promote youth development and job creation for the teaming population of youth who are desirous to start a career in the aviation sector as cabin crew.’’