Jazz Aviation LP has announced a renewed agreement with Seneca College's School of Aviation and their highly successful Pilot Cadet Program.

First signed in 2012, this program includes collaboration on training and curriculum, and the continued opportunity for top-performing Seneca graduates to transition to first officer positions at Jazz.

"Jazz's longstanding partnership with Seneca is an important source of reliable, high-quality new hire pilots," said Steve Linthwaite, Jazz's vice president of Flight Operations. "Investing in pathway programs like these is part of the reason Jazz has been identified as one of the top employers in Canada for young people."

Following completion of the third year of their Aviation degree, a group of top performing students are selected at Jazz Cadets and evaluated on professionalism, discipline, and both flight and academic performance during their fourth year. Upon completion of the degree program, the Jazz Cadets undergo a comprehensive review and simulator evaluation at Jazz. Only cadets meeting the qualification and hiring standards consistent with Jazz hiring policies will be offered employment opportunities.

"Our collaboration with Jazz Aviation has allowed us to continuously improve our training program and provide graduates with direct-entry career opportunities at Canada's largest regional airline," said Lynne McMullen, director of Business Development, Seneca School of Aviation.