Saint Lucia To Host Aviation Symposium For Students

Press Release:– Saint Lucian school counsellors, through the Division of Education, are receiving help from an external non-for-profit agency, to help inspire youth to successfully pursue their dreams in a career in aviation.

 Mr. Neil Justin, an airline pilot, and The Live to Soar Corporation will facilitate symposiums to be held in the north and south of the island, under the theme: Soaring through Turbulence.

The initiative, which has garnered support from the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) will be held on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School and on Thursday April 4, 2019, at the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, both from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The programme supports the school counsellors mandate as regards career preparation, as well as their vision to provide equitable opportunity for students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

A total of 10 presenters from local, regional and international agencies, both within and outside of the aviation industry will provide valuable information to students at the event.

Two groups of secondary school students are expected to participate in the aviation Symposiums, which will utilise a flight simulator to give them a chance to virtually fly an airplane.

Schools in Districts One to Four will benefit from the symposium in the north of the island, while schools from Districts Five to Eight will benefit from the activity in the South.


  1. Saint Lucia NEEDS more of this type of initiative aimed at students. I hope the students are shown ALL aspects of the aviation industry, and not only flying: they need to know above the ground, and on the ground careers which exist (Airplane mechanics and technicians earn a big heap of money! With the necessary degrees). It is time Saint Lucian students be open to more exciting careers available to them. Of course – education comes first.

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