Seneca in discussions with Peterborough
Toronto, April 13, 2012 – Peterborough Airport has been identified as the preferred location for Seneca’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology program as the College seeks the best alternative to its current location.
With the announcement of the Buttonville Airport’s pending closure, the program’s location since its inception in 1968, the College has been undertaking a comprehensive review of potential new locations. This review has included site visits, analyses of financial and human resource issues, flight safety and student concerns.
“Seneca’s aviation program has a long history in leading aviation training in Canada and we offer the country’s only degree in flight technology,” said David Agnew, Seneca President. “While we have considered many possible locations in Southern Ontario, the Peterborough location has been identified as providing the best location based on a number of criteria particular to our needs.”
He cites the recent $28 million in improvements to the airport and community support as reasons the College is pursuing this opportunity further.
“The Peterborough Airport presents an exciting opportunity for our program,” said Lynne McMullen, Chair of the School of Aviation and Flight Technology. “With the recent capital investments and an environment that best meets our operational needs, we are excited about the opportunity to offer both flight training and academic classes onsite.”
Mr. Agnew adds that the College is looking forward to the possibility of creating relationships with local education partners and the Peterborough community.
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