In recognition of the need to improve the glaring statistics of unemployment amongst African women, and in support of Women's Day, 1time Airline has embarked on an initiative called Wonder-Women in Aviation.
This initiative involved 30 female students from Sizwe Secondary School in Elandsfontein, receiving first-hand exposure of 1time's operations by primarily shadowing the airline's female employees in their daily work routine.
The students, who range from grades 10 to 12, were afforded the opportunity to witness how numerous females manage to build notable careers in aviation, the corporate world, and in technical positions. Students discovered the wonder of taking to the skies, as they accompanied 1time cabin crew on their flights to 1time destinations including Cape Town and Durban.Employment requires attention
Furthermore, they found out more about the intricacies of the corporate world as they spent the day shadowing women who work in executive and manager positions in various departments at the airline's head office in Isando, Johannesburg.
1time CEO Blacky Komani says that such initiatives are crucial in furthering the empowerment of South African women. "1time recognises that the current statistics relating to females and youth employment in South Africa requires urgent attention in the pursuit of furthering personal and economic development amongst these two groups.
"We are delighted to have initiated this project and trust that the young women are as excited as our 1time and Jetworx ladies. Through providing these young women with a practical education of the working world, their eyes will be opened to the job opportunities that await them after school, and we are confident that they will be motivated to work hard and capitalise on these prospects."