The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) welcomed the opportunity to showcase a career in air traffic services to Kaleb Ebanks and Gabriel Solomon, two year 11 students from Cayman Prep & High School, as part of their 2010 Work Experience Programme for one week commencing November 22nd.
According to Robert Harris, the CIAA’s Senior Air Traffic Controller, “The Airports Authority has always been a staunch contributor to work experience programmes for the youth of Cayman. We recognise the value of a good working relationship with our secondary schools, not just as a learning tool to allow students to get a glimpse of a real-life setting, but also as a recruitment tool to aid the CIAA in attracting the very finest candidates whom otherwise may not have been interested in an aviation-related career.”
During the one-week programme the students are given a brief introduction into the fundamentals of Air Traffic Services, The students also experienced a birds-eye view of the island from the air traffic tower and observed the procedures performed by air traffic controllers in the course of their duties.
The CIAA is pleased to have had this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these two students by exposing them to the world of work and a prospective career at Owen Roberts International Airport.
Kaleb Ebanks (standing right) and Gabriel Solomon (sitting, centre) of Cayman Prep & High School are seen here with two of their mentors Robert Harris and Simon Rivers in the Air Traffic Tower.