Become an Air Traffic Controller
The Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company of South Africa (ATNS) and the Department of Education in Limpopo will launch the Maths Winter School Programme aimed at exposing grade 12 learners into aviation.
Learners that are participating in the programme are selected from various schools in the districts. They were selected on the basis of their conduct both inside and out of classroom as well as their academic abilities.
To be successful in the Air Traffic Management environment, either as an Air Traffic Controller, or within other fields including Technical Services, one needs to have a good grasp of Maths.
ATNS’s core business is to control air traffic. The company is the sole provider of air traffic and controls 10% of world airspace.
It is rated the best in the world with management of over 500 000 aircraft arrivals and departures per year.
“This is a great opportunity for young learners interested in aviation to get first hand experience of how air traffic control works,” says the Chief Executive Officer of ATNS, Ms Wrenelle Stander.
Stander is a passionate woman leading ATNS and is a firm believer in issues of development among young people, and also passionate about encouraging young women into aviation.
ATNS both employs and trains its own Air Traffic Controllers and Aeronautical Information Management used for flight planning purposes through their internationally renowned Aviation Training Academy.
ATNS has also partnered with the South African Airways (SAA). Learners will also get to be exposed to careers within SAA.