Degree students welcomed into the Jazz cadet program
Toronto, April 18, 2012 – Third-year Seneca Bachelor of Aviation Technology students will be eligible for the Jazz cadet program that includes direct entry into the airline’s hiring pool.
All qualified third-year students will be offered an interview with Jazz and successful candidates will become Jazz/Seneca cadets in their fourth year. As they maintain the required academic and flight line achievement throughout their fourth year, upon graduation and successful completion of Jazz Aviation LP’s standardized tests and evaluations, they will be entered into the Jazz hiring pool.
“We are pleased that Jazz has acknowledged our renowned Seneca aviation program by committing to our graduating class with this direct career pathway,” said David Agnew, Seneca President. “This partnership speaks to the quality and professionalism of the graduates of Seneca’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology.”
Seneca’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology program is the only one of its kind in Canada. It provides a rigorous aviation technology-based curriculum and the application of this theory to aviation. The breadth of knowledge and skills prepares students to operate a complex aircraft in a multi-crew environment, to understand the technologies and human factors that affect the successful operation of an aircraft and to assume the professional responsibility associated with being a commercial pilot. Students also learn about business management, airport operations and planning, and air carrier administration to gain a broad perspective of the aviation industry and ultimately gain access to a greater variety of careers in the industry.
“At Jazz, we feel that it is our responsibility to develop and mentor the future generations of aviators, and prepare them to enter a very rewarding career,” said Captain Steve Linthwaite, Vice-President, Flight Operations, Jazz. “One of the ways we do this is by partnering with a recognized accredited aviation program, such as Seneca College’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology, allowing Jazz to be part of the process for building the foundation and developmental criteria for these future pilots.”
With 10 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas and graduate certificates renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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ABOUT JAZZ AVIATION LP
Jazz Aviation LP is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a dividend-paying company which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols of CHR.A, CHR.B and CHR.DB.
Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry.
There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.
Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. Jazz currently operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with over 770 departures per weekday to 83 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.
Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.
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