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Jazz Adds Sault College Flight Instructors to its Professional Pilot Career Pathway Program

 

HALIFAXOct. 3, 2017 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) is pleased to announce a further commitment to Canada’s current and future flight instructors with an enhanced agreement between the airline’s Jazz Aviation Pathway Program (“Jazz APP”) and Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology (“Sault College”).
“To support quality flight training in Canada, airlines need to continue to develop pathways that encourage new pilots to become instructors, without affecting their opportunity to become an airline pilot if they wish.    Through this new agreement, the Jazz APP will provide an opportunity for top instructors at Sault College to further their professional pilot careers,” said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz.   “We are proud to be fully engaged with Sault College’s program as we continue to cultivate strong futures for pilots in the Canadian aviation industry.”
Jazz and Sault College have a strong history dating back to the inception of the Jazz APP in 2007 and are pleased to now extend the Jazz APP opportunity to top Sault College flight instructors.   In order for these top flight instructors to have an opportunity for employment as a professional pilot with Jazz, they must be recommended by Sault College and meet comprehensive experience criteria.
“The agreement provides another option and tremendous incentive to our graduates and, as a result, Sault College will continue to look forward to further building on and solidifying what we believe is already a great relationship with Jazz,” said Greg Mapp, Chair, Aviation Technology – Flight, Sault College.
Since 2007, Jazz has been actively involved in shaping the curriculum and training of Canada’s future professional pilots through active engagement with aviation colleges and universities.    In 2015, Jazz rebranded these efforts under the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program banner.   To date, Jazz has announced agreements between the Jazz APP and the following institutions and organizations:

Aviation Colleges, Flight Schools, and Universities:
Algonquin College
Centre québécois de formation aéronautique at Cégep de Chicoutimi
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Confederation College
Mount Royal University
Okanagan College
Ottawa Aviation Services
Sault College
Seneca College
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Industry Organization Agreements exist with:
Air Cadet League of Canada
Air Canada
Bearskin Airlines
Wasaya Airways

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Jazz proudly supports future indigenous women in aviation

 

HALIFAXOct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ – Jazz Aviation LP (“Jazz”) announced today that two Jazz Aviation and Northern Lights Scholarships for Indigenous Women (“scholarship”) have been awarded at the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award Gala, held in Vaughan, Ontario, on September 30, 2017.
Jazz, in cooperation with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation, and non-profit organization, Indspire, created two $5,000 scholarships to assist female Indigenous students in pursuing their education through aviation or aerospace programs offered at a Canadian post-secondary institution or a Transport Canada-approved flight training school.
“As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we are thrilled to have worked with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation to create this opportunity to encourage Indigenous women to enter the aviation and aerospace industry. It’s important for us to raise awareness and support inclusion not only at Jazz, but also in the communities we serve,” said Kirk Newhook, Vice President, Employee Relations, Jazz.   “Through these scholarships, we are proud to support two very deserving students who have promising futures in Canada’s aviation sector.”
The program is administered by Indspire.    Selection is made by a committee of representatives, who base their decisions on the student’s academic achievement and demonstrated need.    Indspire awarded the inaugural Jazz Aviation and Northern Lights Scholarships for Indigenous Women to Zoey Petit, Honors student at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and to Kandace Sittchinli, First Peoples’ Aviation Technology – Flight student at the First Nations Technical Institute.
“We are proud to partner with Jazz to offer this important scholarship for Indigenous women pursuing careers in aviation,” said Lynne McMullen, Director, Education and Scholarships, Northern Lights Aero Foundation.  “We look forward to celebrating the future success of the recipients as they grow and make their mark in aviation and aerospace in the years to come.”