Aviation Career Exploration (ACE)

Aviation Career Exploration (ACE)

To ignite passion and open a world of possibilities.

For those who want to learn more about the basics of aviation and what kind of careers are available, our ACE program is for you!

Learners get an immersive look behind the scenes with our Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) program. ACE offers an innovative approach to informal learning with a week-long, site-based inquiry program where students and teachers engage in learner-led, design thinking, learning and exploration through mentor presentations, conversations, hands-on activities, and tours. This program is offered in person in Edmonton and Calgary, as well as online.

Briggs – ACE Facilitator

Briggs has been an active volunteer since they were 5 years old, passionate about community outreach, building relationships through networking, and empowering individuals. Growing up in a small town, they knew that there had to be more and moved to the city to pursue flight training. They bring experience from their past role as Activities Manager and Volunteer Coordinator with GEF Senior’s Housing where they put the “create” into recreation. Briggs later joined Elevate as a learner in the WEST program, and quickly fell in love with the organization’s mission: women and underrepresented groups are given the opportunity to thrive through careers in aviation. After graduating from Cohort Alpha and starting their role in de-icing with aeromag 2000 as a technician, they continued to work alongside WEST to support learners until they were offered the role of ACE facilitator. When not leading ACE or deicing aircraft, Briggs runs a summer camp for trans and non-binary kids called Camp Dragonfly. 


With locations in Edmonton and Calgary, we offer youth a very unique experience to explore aviation in an immersive, hands-on environment. 

Learners go behind the scenes and discover what it’s really like to work as a Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Air Traffic Controller, and much more!

We are taking applications for our 2023 spring and fall ACE sessions. Click the link to send an email inquiry!


Our online ACE training allows anyone with an internet connection to explore aviation careers in an online environment. 

Learning modules including Aviation Basics, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Drones, Air Traffic Control, and Airport Operations! Learners can also challenge their minds with an interactive online Escape Room!


We have partnered with organizations who have shown their support of the Aviation Career Exploration program by financial contributions, volunteer time, and resources. Without these partners, the Learning Centre would not be possible!