The Aviation and Technology Academy - Vocademic Apprenticeships
Medicine on the Move (MoM) was conceived to aid West Africans in healthcare education training and disease prevention. Through our contacts in the rural locations we discovered that these communities have many young women with potential, but without the resources to realise themselves. Through partnership with WAASPS, MoM is a founding partner of the AvTech Academy, established to offer vocational skills training and education to promising young women from the rural villages, especially around Lake Volta. Enthusiastic young women are recruited from the village schools (16-18, normally having already completed basic education) and are given the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and aptitudes as an AvTech Academy Vocademic Apprentice.
For the fortunate few who apply and pass the entrance criteria/assessment to become Vocademic Apprentices, their lives are forever changed as previously unimaginable worlds of opportunity are opened. These talented young women engage in an intensive 4 year training program, which is built around 80% vocational/workplacement and 20% academic learning and working, with opportunities to acquire skills, based on individual apptitude and interest, in:
- Computer skills including CAD
- Airfield Management
- Radio operation
- Aircraft engineering and maintenance
- Rotax engine maintenance
- Technical writing
- Technical drawing
- Healthcare education
- Advanced First Aid
- CNC Machining
- Tractor Operation and maintenance
- Flight training (up to Ghana National licence)
Apart from the $10 application form costs, those accepted to the programme, will have not normally have any other charges related to their learning programme, accommodation and feeding charged to them.
Our Vocademic Apprentices receive
- accommodation (maximum 6 Apprentices to a room/bathroom)
- three meals per day for six days per week (on their day off they self-cater)
- essential safety equipment
- PLUS a small weekly stipend as an apprentice (provided they complete all of their duties and submit all of their assignements)
Due to limited funding, enrollment opportunities are restricted.
Upon completion of the four year program graduates receive an AvTech Diploma in Aviation and Technology and will normally be be offered full time employment with WAASPS or one of its associate organsiations, and be released back to work as volunteers with MoM on a 'day release' and/or project basis..
These young women, without the AvTech Academy, are left with few career choices to pursue beyond traditional domestic roles.
Your sponsorship may change the life of a young woman forever.
Help fund the training of a young women into aviation and technology.
The current offer sheet is available here avtechoffer.pdf
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