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Seneca inks innovative deal with Jazz Aviation

April 18, 2012, Toronto - 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.


April 18, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

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.”