7C - Work Integrated Learning Programs in Aviation

Emerging Trends in Industry
Tuesday Jul 31   11:30 AM to 12:25 PM (55 minutes)

On August 29th, 2017, the Honorable Patty Hadju, Minister of Employment, Workforce, and Labour, made an announcement at the Air Canada, that the Government would invest $73 million dollars in Student Work Integrated Learning Programs, of which $4.8 million dollars would be given to the Aerospace and Aviation Industry. I was present at the press conference, and became interested in learning more about experiential learning, specifically the SWIL program and how it would be integrated in the aviation industry. I understood that the program was created to help reduce the gap in the supply and demand chain for skilled labour. I wanted to look at learning models that included hands-on training, like Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 Behaviour, and determine the best approach that would have a positive impact in both practical and educational settings. In addition, I wanted to see where soft skill training fit into this model, since I believe it plays a vital role in the assimilation process. I hope to have the opportunity to share my research with the panel, and to speak at the CAFCE conference next summer. Thank you for your consideration.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Which models are currently being used in experiential learning, and what model the best fit for the aviation industry.
  • Some of the barriers and challenges faced by industry when implementing an experiential learning program.
  • Soft skill training and how it fits in the assimilation process of a SWIL program

Aviation - Air Canada
Manager Employee Engagement, People Culture and Communications (HR)

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