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Jazz Aviation Pathways Program awards scholarships to top Aviation students at Seneca College

Jun 15, 2016

HALIFAX, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to announce the winners of its safety and professionalism scholarships at Seneca College's ("Seneca") School of Aviation. These scholarships are awarded to top Aviation student pilots through the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program ("Jazz APP").

"We're proud to support two of Seneca's top students with scholarships that reward their commitment to safety and professionalism," said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz.

Jazz was pleased to present the inaugural Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity to Seneca's most-deserving Aviation students.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Bachelor of Aviation Technology program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3000 scholarship. The recipient was selected by the Seneca program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined were respected. On June 2, 2016, Jazz presented the inaugural Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism at Seneca College to Philippe Gagné from Peterborough, ON.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Bachelor of Aviation Technology program who has self-identified as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority, or female; for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3000 scholarship. The recipient was selected by the Seneca program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined were respected. On June 2, 2016, Jazz presented the inaugural Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity at Seneca College to Claire Orban from Ottawa, ON.

"The faculty and staff at the Seneca School of Aviation are very proud of Philippe and Claire's accomplishments during their time as students," said Lynne McMullen, Director of Business Development, Seneca School of Aviation. "We are grateful to Jazz for their continued commitment to empower Seneca students through both financial aid and experiential learning opportunities."

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 Pathways Program banner. To-date, Jazz has announced agreements between the Jazz APP and the following aviation colleges and universities: Algonquin College, Confederation College, Mount Royal University, Sault College, Seneca College and Western University.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4100 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout North America with a fleet of 113 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.

About Seneca College

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. 

For more information, visit www.senecacollege.ca/aviation.

 

SOURCE Jazz

For further information: Jazz Aviation LP, Teri Udle, (902) 873-5047, Halifax, NS, teri.udle@flyjazz.ca; Manon Stuart, (902) 873-5054, Halifax, NS, manon.stuart@flyjazz.ca; Debra Williams, (905) 671-7769, Toronto, ON debra.williams@flyjazz.ca; Seneca College, Lisa Pires, 416-938-9219, Markham, ON lisa.pires@senecacollege.ca