Jazz Aviation Pathways Program awards scholarships to top Aviation Flight Management student pilots at Confederation College

HALIFAX, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to announce a further commitment to Canada's future professional pilots with an agreement between the airline's Jazz Aviation Pathways Program ("Jazz APP") and Confederation College's ("Confederation") Aviation Flight Management program.

"The purpose of the Jazz APP is to support the future of the pilot profession in Canada and we're pleased to have Confederation College as part of the Jazz APP family," said Steve Linthwaite, Vice President, Flight Operations, Jazz. "We're proud to support two of Confederation's top students with scholarships that reward their commitment to safety and professionalism."

Jazz and Confederation have been working together since 2007 to promote safety and professionalism among students in the Aviation Flight Management program. Jazz is pleased to award the inaugural Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and the Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity to Confederation's most-deserving Aviation Flight Management students.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Aviation Flight Management program for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism. The Award consists of a $3000 scholarship and the recipient will be selected by the Confederation program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected. On April 22, 2016, Jazz awarded the inaugural Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism at Confederation College to Patrick Dobie from London, ON.

The Jazz Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity. Awarded to a full-time student in his or her final year of the Aviation Flight Management 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 and the recipient will be selected by the Confederation program chair or designate in consultation with Jazz to ensure the criteria as outlined are respected. On April 22, 2016, Jazz awarded the inaugural Aviation Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity at Confederation College to Zoey Williams from Inglewood, ON.

"We are grateful for Jazz's support through its Aviation Pathways Program," said Paul de Oude, Chair of the School of Aviation at Confederation College. "This commitment to flight education contributes to the success of our students. We offer our congratulations to Patrick and Zoey who are great examples of dedicated students who we know will have an important impact on the future of aviation."

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: 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 4200 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 110 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 Confederation College

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full- and part-time employees. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.

For more information, visit www.confederationc.on.ca/.

 

SOURCE Jazz

For further information: Media contacts: 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; Confederation College: Ashleigh Quarrell, (807) 475-6565, (807) 632-5296 (cell), Thunder Bay, ON, aquarrel@confederationc.on.ca


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