Air transport management at UCCI

After several months of planning, the University College of the Cayman Islands will host a trial workshop for the newly developed programme in Air Transport Management and Planning.

The workshop is scheduled for 21 and 22 July and will be held on the UCCI campus in the Executive Training Centre, second floor, campus library.

Earlier this year, UCCI met with Cayman Islands aviation industry stakeholders to discuss the needs of the local industry. Those discussions resulted in the acknowledgment of the need for air transport studies in the Cayman Islands and the support of the industry for UCCI to become a centre of excellence for such studies.

The meetings also led to the signing of an informal MOU by UCCI and industry stakeholders to highlight the industry’s support of the initiative.

This month’s workshop will be attended by leading members of organisations in the aviation industry and the Cayman Islands government. Set to lead the workshop are UCCI Faculty, senior representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands, representatives from the International Air Transport Association and senior representatives of the Airports Authority of Jamaica.

In addition to having distinguished experts from regional and international aviation organisations serve as instructors on the programme, UCCI has commenced discussions with both IATA and the Airports Council International to explore the possibility of working closely with these organisations for further programme development.

According to UCCI Acting President Dr. Brian Chapell, ‘This workshop is a critical first step in developing capacity in the aviation industry within the Cayman Islands. The support and participation of many key individuals and organizations will ensure that the workshop is successful and will set the stage for future capacity building in the industry.’

To get more information on how to register, please call 623-0566 or e-mail [email protected].

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