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Algoma University offering aviation programming in Brampton

Sault Ste. Marie school aims to addressing growing sector shortage
Algoma University's campus in Brampton

Algoma University will start offering aviation programming through its Brampton campus this fall.

Students in the southern Ontario community can now enroll in the four-year Aviation Management Professional or the one-year Aviation Management Certificate programs through Algoma's School of Business and Economics, which maintains a campus there.

The school said the initiative makes it one of three universities in Ontario to offer aviation programming.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, significant growth is expected within the aviation industry – in fact, Canada is expected to face a shortage of 3,000 pilots and 55,000 workers overall in the aviation industry by 2025,” said Cathy Denomme, director of Algoma's School of Business and Economics, in a July 29 news release.

Algoma said the programming is geared to both current pilots and students entering postsecondary studies directly from high school.

Programming includes in-class and online learning. Those interested in learning how to pilot an aircraft will have the option to receive flight training from Flight 6ix, a pilot school certified by Transport Canada.

Algoma said the application fees associated with the courses are being waived for September 2021.

Algoma's main campus is in Sault Ste. Marie.