WestJet to take Big Brothers Big Sisters youth behind the scenes to show #MentoringMatters

WestJet is opening our doors – across our entire network – to a fantastic group of more than 100 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) to participate in WestJet’s #MentoringMatters Day. Our goal: to go beyond the gift of flight to give the gift of insight and experience, by putting the spotlight on how mentoring matters.

On September 30, youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies from across Canada will have the unique opportunity to connect and work side-by-side with WestJetters at 28 airports in our network, as well as at our Calgary headquarters, to learn the ins and outs of the aviation industry.

From flight crew to aircraft mechanic, baggage handler to customer care agent, and accountant to marketer, BBBS youth will get to go behind the scenes and job shadow WestJetters. Broadening their horizons, youth will explore a variety of careers in aviation that they may not have previously considered. They will also get an exclusive look into what it takes to run an airline.

At WestJet, we believe in the power of mentoring. We know that mentorship and positive role models provide young people with the best opportunities to reach their full potential. That is why we have supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada since 2007 with the gift of flight through the WestJet Cares for Kids program.

And this Friday, by connecting BBBS youth with passionate WestJetters, it’s our hope that through the power of mentorship the youth will gain new insights into their educational goals, career aspirations and futures – joining us in realizing that the sky’s the limit.

Follow along as the day unfolds by using the #mentoringmatters hashtag.

Participating airports include:

  • Abbotsford International Airport, BC
  • Brandon Municipal Airport, MB
  • Calgary International Airport, AB
  • Charlottetown Airport Authority, PEI
  • Comox Valley Airport, BC
  • Davie Fulton Kamloops Airport, BC
  • Edmonton International Airport, AB
  • Fort McMurray International Airport, AB
  • Fredericton International Airport, NB
  • Grande Prairie Airport, AB
  • Greater Moncton International Airport, NB
  • Halifax International Airport, NS
  • Kelowna International Airport, BC
  • London International Airport, ON
  • Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QB
  • Nanaimo Airport Commission, BC
  • Ottawa International Airport, ON
  • Prince George Airport, BC
  • Regina International Airport, SK
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport, ON
  • Saskatoon International Airport, SK
  • St. John’s International Airport, NL
  • Sydney Airport, NS
  • Thunder Bay International Airport, ON
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport, ON
  • Vancouver International Airport, BC
  • Victoria International Airport, BC
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, MB