Virtual Career Fair

Posted on September 22, 2021 in Giving Back. Tags: Explorer Newsletter Fall 2021 |

Daniella Petitti and Namawin Phillips from FNTI spoke about their journey to becoming pilots. Note: photo taken before COVID

On May 12th, The Northern Virtual Career Fair was held online, free to attend and open to everyone. The Virtual career fair featured 25 speakers in a variety of careers, post-secondary and training institutes, including Flyer Electric, Athabasca Basin Security, Rise Air, and QM Points. The virtual event also provided a chance for students to hear from two Indigenous pilots and learn more about the First People’s Aviation Technology Program with Ontario’s First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI). For sharing an inspirational story at the Northern Saskatchewan Career Fair, we give a big thank-you to Daniella Pettiti and Namawin Phillips from FNTI for talking about their journey to becoming pilots. Daniella Petitti is a pilot and a Class 4 flight instructor, and a member of Waterhen Lake First Nation, while Namawin Phillips is a pilot and class 3 flight instructor, and from Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba.

Keewatin Community Development Association (KCDA), Athabasca Basin Development, and Northern Lights
School Division were sponsors of the event.