We again had the fortune this year to send four of our very capable young ladies, Jireh BAUTISTA, Lovely FREIREZ, Thi NGUYEN and Lillian VONG of Year 10 to the ‘Jetstar High Fliers Program’ organised by Louise Manka at ACBN.
I have attached, with Louise’s permission, a copy of the email sent out to participating schools following the event that showcased the breadth of career options for woman in the industry and the value the day provided for participants and presenters.
Year 10 Team Leader
What an amazing day High Flyers was last week! A week ago already. A fantastic collaboration with incredible outcomes. I hope you enjoy reading the comments and seeing the collated results of surveys – 35 out of 39 students completed evaluations.
Please feel free to email me with any additional feedback or stories that may emerge over time. ABCN love to hear stories about future impact from programs students have participated in.
It was difficult to choose which comments to include as there were so many fabulous ones, thank you for all your efforts in recruiting students, gathering permission forms and getting them to the event on the day!
Student Evaluation Summary (High Flyers)
The following are summarised student response results which demonstrate the percentage improvement from start of the program to end. (Note the rating scale is a 1 – 7 measure with 1 being lowest through to 7 being highest rating – i.e. 5 – 7 is agree to strongly agree.) These results demonstrate that overall the students gained a lot from the program and their time with you.
Before Rating 5-7 After Rating 5-7
I understand the different types of careers available in the aviation industry
I understand the different ways you can get a career in the aviation industry
I am aware of the strengths and attributes that employers are looking for in the aviation industry
I have the confidence to apply for potential roles in the aviation industry
I am interested in studying subjects that will lead to a career in the aviation industry
Loved it! I feel a lot more secure about career opportunities in aviation.
I would recommend this program to other young females so they know that they can have a job in the aviation industry.
I learnt that there are a lot of opportunities open for girls and that we aren’t limited at certain careers
I learnt all the different qualities that it takes to become someone not only in aviation, but all types of jobs. Also that even women have amazing qualities to incorporate into the aviation industry.
I will use the skills I’ve learnt today in the future with different careers that I’m interested in.
I learnt that it’s ok to take risks because you might be rewarded at the end.
I learnt that there’s more than just one career choice in the one industry and if you don’t make it into one job it doesn’t mean there aren’t others.
I’ll pursue stem subjects!
It was such a great experience to be able to open up opportunities and ideas! And to get a better understanding of careers in aviation.
What an eye opening event. It is so exciting and wonderful to see/hear from a group of amazing women, women that we can potentially inspire to join careers like us.
I highly recommend volunteering to High Flyers to my female colleagues. It’s a positive experience sharing your skills, challenges and personal career journey.
I would say to them – go ahead! It is an invigorating, exciting and rewarding experience! It gave me a new appreciation of what I do by seeing it from a different (the student’s perspective). I highly recommend it.
I believe this is one of the best mentoring programs that I have been involved in. If there are follow up activities that require a mentor, please count me in!
100% of mentors would recommend the program, valued the opportunity to participate, will talk to others about High flyers and felt proud that Jetstar was part of the ABCN
I would recommend! Great opportunity for student to be exposed to career pathways they might not have considered. Program was run in a very engaging way.
Fantastically run, highly organised and a great team feel in the organisation.
I would absolutely recommend High Flyers Program. It is an opportunity that our girls would never have if it wasn’t for this program.
Fantastic to see that almost all of the mentors were female. Students having the opportunity to meet and chat with female engineers, pilots and IT professionals is very powerful and I think these female mentors are crucial to this program being so successful. Thank you!
They were excited, involved and felt very special. They learnt things and were able to ask questions that if it wasn’t for this program they wouldn’t have learnt.
Congratulations on an amazing event! Thank you for inviting our students yet again. Huge thanks to ABCN, Jetstar, the mentors and everyone who was involved today.