OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today marks Canada's fifth annual National
Aviation Day. To mark the occasion, the Government of Canada is pleased
to announce the call for applications for the Federal Student Work
Experience Program (FSWEP ) - Transport Canada Civil Aviation
"Aviation remains a key mode of transport in Canada and across the
world", said the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities. "On this National Aviation Day, I would
like to thank the men and women who work to keep Canadians moving and
make sure our skies are safe and secure."
February 23 was first designated National Aviation Day in Canada in 2009
to celebrate Canada's rich aviation heritage, highlight the continued
success of our aviation industry worldwide, and recognize the
Government of Canada's important role in aviation for all Canadians.
This year again, Transport Canada is calling for applications to the new
Civil Aviation Internship Program. The program is a unique chance to
learn first-hand about civil aviation and gain valuable work
The internship program is a paid, two-month summer work term at
Transport Canada headquarters in Ottawa. It is open to students
currently enrolled in grades 11 and 12, Secondary V or the first year
Interested students must complete the FSWEP application online by April 5, 2013. Following this date, students will
be contacted and asked to submit a 500-word essay as part of the
evaluation process. Applicants must be fluent in either English or
French, and be prepared to submit a letter of reference from a teacher
and a parental consent form. The two successful interns will be
notified by June 14, 2013.
For more information on the eligibility requirements and the online
application process for the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Internship
Program and National Aviation Day, visit our website at www.tc.gc.ca/aviation-day.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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