By Lawani Mikairu
The Chief Executive Officer of Mama J Aviation Consult Limited, Joy Ogbebo has advised government, agencies, airlines, corporate organisations and other aviation stakeholders to join in the search for a knowledge based society and improve on Career Guidance, particularly in aviation, right from the secondary school levels.
Ogbebo contended that it was through such means that the inherent career opportunities hidden in the sector would be unveiled to aspiring youths who she said, are the future of tomorrow.
She gave the advice at the weekend during the Aviation Careers Conference organised by Mama J Aviation Consult Limited in Ikeja, Lagos.
Speaking at the conference with the theme: “Capacity Building Through Career Guidance”, Ogbebo who is also the Convener of the conference stated that the event was to “introduce and mentor aspiring youths; open up channels of discussion that would help harness career opportunities in the industry and also to honor outstanding aviation professionals and stakeholders who have contributed immensely to human capital development in the aviation industry in Nigeria”.
In her welcome address, Ogbebo disclosed that with Airbus, Boeing and experts’ prediction of an increase in aircraft fleet size in Africa, and shortage of aviation personnel, there is need for more trained airline pilots and technicians.