CPIT and Aviation Academy form new pathway

CPIT and Aviation Academy form new pathway

CPIT and the International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (IAANZ) have signed an agreement which will provide alternate pathways for students to study management programmes.

The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 7 August, to signify their intent to collaborate together, in particular to create a new study pathway.

IAANZ is the professional pilot training division of the Canterbury Aero Club. IAANZ is a preferred training partner with Air New Zealand's Aviation Institute and IAANZ's training programmes have been designed to deliver 'airline ready' pilots who are well matched to the changing demands of the airline industry.

Thanks to the new MoU, IAANZ graduates will soon be able to enter into studying a Bachelor of Applied Management programme at CPIT with some cross crediting.

The signing ceremony was hosted by IAANZ Chief Executive Peter Randle and International Marketing Manager Prince Joel at the IAANZ campus. The CPIT delegation was led by Chief Executive Kay Giles and CPIT Head of Business, Dr. Teresa Schwellnus, along with CPIT business development division staff Sushrutha Metikurke and Mark Hamilton.

CPIT Chief Executive Kay Giles and IAANZ Chief Executive Peter Randle sign the MoU.

There will also be an opportunity for the two institutions to collaborate to provide aviation-themed industry placement projects and internships for students enrolled in this pathway.

Dr Schwellnus, is very pleased CPIT will be working with IAANZ and says the agreement is "an important milestone" in ongoing discussions between CPIT and aviation training providers in Christchurch.

"We aim to produce mutually-beneficial skills development pathways for students and enhance Christchurch's capability as a destination for aviation industry training and services."

Schwellnus says IAANZ and CPIT will work together to promote the pathway to prospective students, with a view towards eligible students being able to commence their applied management studies at CPIT from 2016 onwards. 

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