29 January, 2020

The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has successful completed a one-week secondary school sensitization campaign on civil aviation and available careers opportunities in the industry.

More than 3000 youths from seven secondary schools; Milambo Boys, Tabora Girls, Tabora Boys, Kiguru, Katubuka, Ihungo Boys and Rugambwa girls of Tabora, Kigoma and Kagera regions respectively benefited from the sensitization campaign. This is part of the continued sensitization campaign for secondary schools’ pupils all over Tanzania.

Among others, the youths were urged to be keen in science subjects, to successfully pursue their passion to air transport careers including; Pilot, Aircraft Engineering, Air Traffic Control Management, Aeronautical Information Management, Aviation Security, Cabin Crew among others.

Trend shows, air transport is growing both nationally and internationally. The sensitization campaign is meant to enhance young Tanzanians awareness on available career opportunities and cultivate their interest to learn and join the industry so as to enable the country to have enough air transport experts.

As for the moment Tanzania is facing the challenge of inadequate qualified Pilots and Aircraft engineers. The secondary school sensitization campaign aims to help youth identify the available careers opportunities and the best way to prepare for tapping into them.

The next round of sensitization campaign is set for secondary schools youth of Mwanza, Simiyu and Mara regions.