* Lut De Saeger, Lessius Mechelen:
" On Tuesday 27 March 2012, two enthusiastic members of the Belgian Airfreight Institute (BAFI) came to our college university Lessius Mechelen to motivate our students to choose for a job in airfreight. David Bellon, Director Airfreight at DHL and Raf Van den Broeck, Operations Manager at Schenker warmed up the audience telling them real stories and giving them hands-on advice. The speakers focused on career possibilities, the attractiveness of the airport, the profile of staff members and their required skills, emphasizing life-long learning. Soon the presentation changed into an animated conversation between professionals and students. The high point of the speech was the question: “What will I earn?” Wild guesses, which were met by others by disbelief and laughter, were countered by the down-to- earth pragmatic truth of the professionals. The 3-hour presentation was quite an instructive experience for would-be airfreight forwarders and definitely made them enthusiastic about their future careers."
* Stuart Van Winge, young airfreight professional
" It was during a presentation at school, when I first heard about the BAFI Young Forwarder Committee. Because I was so interested in airfreight after their presentation, I decided to apply for a job by mailing them. After that, it took only a few hours before getting contacted by many known agencies. And after a week I received my first job offer.
For those reading this: if you are interested in airfreight, do not hesitate to contact the Young Forwarder Committee. It will be the best decision you have ever made concerning your career."
* Chris Geys, K.T.A. Zavelenberg:
" We had the pleasure of receiving 2 members of the Young Forwarder Committee on May 15, 2012, introducing us to the different elements of working in the logistics sector. Hilde and Mohammed, two young employees working at Brucargo in the airfreight forwarding business, gave us a presentation on the activities of freight forwarders and on some more practical aspects of their jobs. Included in their presentation were some interesting anecdotes and various fascinating photo's, showing us a clear view on the subjects mentioned. I can honestly say that the presentation was delivered in an interesting and vivid fashion through interaction with the students, who in turn spontaneously asked various questions regarding their points of interest concerning the job. In short, this was definitely worth wile and to be repeated!"
* Kerstien Celis, H.O. Gent:
" The Young Forwarder Committee gave a superb presentation which contained both the latest developments in the airfreight sector as well as some convincing elements for students to start working at Brucargo. The students received clear answers on their -sometimes critical- questions and were challenged to give their point of view concerning various airfreight topics, such as the advantages of the use of a certain type of aircraft, the price of hiring an aircraft for a charter, the role of screeners in the airport etc.
In short it was a great experience and we look forward to receiving them the next time."