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Sault College aviation instructors tapped for pilot positions

Initiative is part of an agreement with Jazz Aviation
Instructors in the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program now have an opportunity to become airline pilots through a new agreement with Sault College. (Sault College photo)

Jazz Aviation is offering aviation instructors at Sault College an opportunity to become airline pilots.

The initiative, announced on Oct. 3, is thanks to an enhanced agreement between the college and the airline’s Jazz Aviation Pathway Program, which was originally signed in 2007.

Eligible participants have to be recommended by Sault College and meet “comprehensive experience criteria,” Jazz said in a release.

“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,” said Steve Linthwaite, vice-president of flight operations at Jazz, in the release.

“Through this new agreement, the Jazz APP will provide an opportunity for top instructors at Sault College to further their professional pilot careers.

“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.”

Greg Mapp, chair of aviation technology – flight, at Sault College, called this a “tremendous incentive” for Sault College graduates.

“Sault College will continue to look forward to further building on and solidifying what we believe is already a great relationship with Jazz,” Mapp said.

Jazz has a similar agreement in place with Confederation College in Thunder Bay, and industry agreements with Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines and Wasaya Airways.