Dana Air has reaffirmed its commitment to youth empowerment and professionalism in the aviation industry by sponsoring the maiden edition of Cabin Crew Contest in Africa.
The chief operating officer of the airline, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo said in a statement that the Cabin Crew contest which he described as “the first of its kind in sub- Saharan Africa” is an initiative of the Crew Training Institute (CTI), launched in November 2016 to train and impact prerequisite knowledge and soft skills needed for aspiring cabin crew.
“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.
“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,” he said.
Also speaking, the chief executive officer 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.’’
Lademo 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 gets a cabin crew job, a trip to South Africa to experience crew lifestyle and finish school training at Crew Training Institute.
“The primary focus of this annual television 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,” she added.
The contest is open to both males and females above 21 years, with an arm reach of 212cm while standing or on tiptoes.
Candidates must be up to 5ft2 in height, must know how to swim and must be able to adapt to new places.