• Enticing and retaining women is seen as key to solving the aviation skills shortage. (Shutterstock)
    Enticing and retaining women is seen as key to solving the aviation skills shortage. (Shutterstock)

The Federal Government has today announced four more projects will be funded under the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative.

Gunggandji Aerospace, the Civil Aviation Academy Australasia (CAAA), Navigating Aviation and Aviation/Aerospace Australia were all successful in being granted funds for projects that focus educating women and girls on aviation careers, encouraging them to enter and remain in the industry, and shaping the culture of the aviation industry to be more inclusive.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communication and Local Government Catherine King made the announcement today, which is part of the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative’s Strategic Action Plan.

Gunggandji Aerospace will deliver a program of activities to empower First Nations students from 29 remote communities across the North and Far North Queensland to pursue careers in aviation

CAAA will provide learning, connection, and a jobs community for women interested in, or already in, the industry – including under-represented groups in regional and remote areas. This is the second grant for CAAA under the program.

Navigating Aviation will assist business owners, managers, chief pilots, engineers, and supervisors to better understand how to manage, support and retain women in the sector. 

Aviation/Aerospace Australia will deliver three projects including surveys on culture survey and barriers to the workplace to identify what drives women to leave the aviation industry.

Grants were awarded after an open tender process that was released in April this year, which called for projects to address key areas of the strategic action plan.

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