Porter Airlines sponsors mentorship program
Porter Airlines of Toronto has signed a sponsorship agreement with The Northern Lights Aero Foundation. The airline will sponsor a new mentorship program offered by the foundation intended to encourage women to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace. The program will seek to advise women who are considering entering the field, those who are currently in training and those who have begun a career. The sponsorship includes funds and in-kind services for the development and design of the program.
"Women are generally underrepresented in aviation and aerospace," said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "The Northern Lights Mentorship Program helps break down barriers by connecting women with mentors who know the industry and generally have a passion for what they do and want to share it with other aviation enthusiasts. There are many opportunities within aviation, from being a pilot to a maintenance engineer or dispatcher. Having someone to help navigate the path forward is invaluable."