Photo: Will he earn his wings?
Meet Paul Davidee, a Grade 12 student at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit. He’s one of many young people who attended an “employment showcase” event that First Air hosted Oct. 28 at its hangar near the Iqaluit airport, where they displayed one of their new ATR aircraft from Airbus. It’s part of a big new campaign developed by the airline, called Sivurariaqnik, aimed at recruiting and training more northern residents. To that end, First Air signed an aviation industry training agreement with Nunavut Arctic College to develop college-level training programs, and another training-related agreement with Iqaluit’s air cadet squadron. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)