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Discovery Aviation partners with Cambrian College

Dec. 9, 2011, Sudbury, Ont. - Discovery Aviation Academy has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambrian College.


December 9, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 9, 2011, Sudbury, Ont. – Discovery Aviation Academy has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambrian College. The collaboration's main objectives are to offer students enrolled in Cambrian College's Business Fundamentals Certificate program an opportunity to obtain commercial flight training; to enhance the employability of students interested in pursuing a career in aviation; and, to fill an ongoing pilot shortage in the aviation industry. The Business Fundamentals program is set up in such a way that it will give students valuable post-secondary education, with a flexible course schedule allowing them to take flight training full-time. Discovery Aviation Academy will endeavour to offer internship and employment opportunities to select, high achieving students.

"DAA will leverage Discovery Air's extensive network to give students a unique exposure to commercial aviation that no other school can offer. It is our goal to use this advantage and work with Cambrian College to offer a flight training program in which students will travel from all across Canada to attend," commented Jason Fogg, Program Manager of Discovery Aviation Academy.

"This relationship helps us achieve our goal of establishing a pipeline of qualified personnel into the organization," stated Mark Hill, President of Hicks & Lawrence Limited. "Our company devotes a lot of time and resources into recruiting new employees, and this is one way to ensure a known-quantity of educated individuals trained to our standards and requirements.

The program is set to start Fall 2012. Interested students can apply to Cambrian College's Business Fundamentals program via OntarioColleges.ca and for flight training by contacting Discovery Aviation Academy directly.

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