CBAA Announces Winners of its 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is pleased to announce that Shelby Schulte, Manager, Flight Coordination at AirSprint Inc and Jill Dermott, Customer Service Representative at Skyservice FBO and First Officer, Lake Central Airways, are the recipients of the 2017 CBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Scholarship to pursue their Canadian aviation education.
“Scheduling and dispatching are two of the most critical jobs in aviation” said Rudy Toering, president and CEO of the CBAA. “Schedulers and dispatchers might not ‘fix or fly’, but they do just about everything else that is needed to get planes from point A to point B safely and efficiently. CBAA is proud to help these two very worthwhile candidates advance their education and training. Canadian business aviation will be stronger for it.”
Shelby Schulte came to aviation after completing her diploma in travel & tourism at SAIT in Alberta, becoming a dispatch coordinator for Airsprint in 2012 and working her way up to the lead dispatch, flight coordinator supervisor before assuming her current position in 2016.
In his letter recommending Shelby for this honor, Airsprint president and COO James Elian recognized her potential early, saying “From day one, Shelby has exhibited the qualities we seek most in an employee…within months of joining Airsprint, she was identified as a future leader in the organization…Shelby shows potential not only for AirSprint, but for the greater aviation community.”
Clocking time both in the air and on the ground, Jill Dermott is licenced for Group 1 Instrument Rating and Medical Category 1. Starting her post secondary education in legal assistance at Centennial, Jill is now working towards her corporate aviation management certificate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Her manager at Skyservice, Josie Da Costa, commented on Jill’s commitment and passion for aviation. “With her busy fulltime flying job and working several shifts a week with Skyservice, she continues to be dependable, reliable, flexible and diligent…she always applies 110% effort in all that she does.”
Shelby and Jill will receive their scholarships at a special presentation on August 11th during CBAA 2017, business aviation’s annual convention and exhibit.
The scholarship is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who work for a CBAAmember company. It consists of a bursary that covers both the institutional and expense components related to education and training. The scholarship is administered by a special committee chaired by Dolores Johnson, Director of Sales at Million Air and is supported by nine sponsoring organizations.
CBAA thanks the following sponsoring organizations for their support of the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship: Air Service Hawaii, AirSprint, Flight Safety, Jet Aviation, Million Air, NBAA, SheltAir, Signature, Skyplan and WorldFuel.