PSA Meets ‘Youth Works’ Interns

PSA Flight Attendant Trainees shared their training experience this morning as two interns from the Montgomery County Summer Youth Works Program joined them during their emergency procedures drills training.

Interns, Emsley 14 and Erin 16, participate in the Youth Works Program that provides summer employment and training opportunities for youth of Montgomery County, Ohio. The program was started in 2009 and has grown to offer nearly 2,000 young people invaluable employment opportunities and job readiness skills training.

These young ladies are wrapping up their summer internship at the DaytonInternationalAirport in the Director of Aviation’s office. They assisted airport personnel during PSA’s OCC Ground Breaking Ceremony on Tuesday where they met Director of Inflight Services Debra Hoke who invited them back for an opportunity to observe and participate in Flight Attendant training for a day.

During emergency evacuation drills practice, conducted in PSA’s cabin trainer at the MarkJ.ZweidingerLearningCenter, Emsley and Erin observed flight attendant procedures for the handling of both planned and unplanned emergencies. “It was so interesting to watch the trainees do the drills,” stated Erin. When offered to perform the drills themselves, both were ready and willing and did a spectacular job working together and evacuating their passengers! Emsley described the experience as “really fun! I wasn’t sure about it at first, but it was really fun!”

Thank you to Emsley and Erin for being our guests. We wish them good luck with their remaining time in the program!