Parafield Airport hosts an Inspiring Women workplace visit
Inspiring career pathways in aviation and more
Recently a group of young women from Parafield Gardens High School in South Australia had a great and engaging day visiting the Parafield Airport and Uni SA. This excellent workplace visit was an opportunity for the students to speak with both female and male employees, plus trainers in Aviation.
The visit involved time in the Parafield Airport Heritage Museum, time up in the Control Tower and the maintenance hangar with planes being serviced by FTA. They were also inspired by a female flight instructor named Bianca, who spoke to them about her job and answered questions they had.
Then the group moved on to the University of South Australia where they used the flight simulators. Professor Kate Quigley engaged the girls with a game of 'aviation bingo' and spoke of her career around the world, as well as career options across the vast and fascinating Aviation Industry.
The day was a wonderful challenge to the students' perceptions of career gender stereotypes, as well as great exposure to the Aviation industry, broadening their horizons.