Sault College Flying High with Air Georgian’s Airline Pilot Mentoring Program

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Young pilots will be given an excellent opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience with an established regional airline.

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Air Georgian's Pilot Mentor Program

Each pilot in the mentor program has their flight progress tracked and reviewed to support their continued growth.

Sault College is excited to announce its newest partnership with a leading Canadian corporate jet charter provider and regional airline, Air Georgian, through its Mentor Program beginning in May 2013.

Air Georgian’s Pilot Mentor Program, launched in 2008, selects high-achieving college and university graduates from recognized aviation programs to continue their learning experience while on the job.

“We’ve had great success with this program,” notes Kristen Menecola, Corporate Support and Recruitment Coordinator at Air Georgian. “Each pilot in the mentor program has their flight progress tracked and reviewed to support their continued growth. This is a great opportunity for aviation students at Sault College to enter the industry with a leading regional carrier.”

Sault College’s school of Aviation is eligible to provide Air Georgian with candidates for the Air Georgian Mentor Program from the 2013 graduating class. Prospective students will be invited for an interview and selection process at Air Georgian offices in Mississauga. The interview and selection process consists of situational questions, technical knowledge assessment as well as cognitive and personality testing with the final step being a simulator evaluation in a B1900D simulator at Flight Safety in Toronto.

“Sault College’s Aviation School is considered one of the best flight schools in Canada. We are confident that the students will represent our College with the high standards expected in the aviation field,” notes Greg Mapp, Operations Manager for the Aviation Technology Flight program at Sault College.

Successful applicants will be placed in Air Georgian’s hiring pool and once a position in an upcoming ground school becomes available, students will be granted a letter of offer. Hired students will fly as mentors until they reach the minimum requirements to be released from the program, after which they will fly as First Officers. The Mentor Program is a great opportunity for young, skilled pilots to fly for a 704 operator, in the Air Canada Express family.
About Sault College

The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Sault College has ranked 82.8% in Student Satisfaction, the highest score for a Northern College and second highest score overall in the province. Educating over 4,500 students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $150 million. Over $2 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest great lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario. Visit our website at to learn more.

About Air Georgian

As an integral part of Air Canada's North American market presence operating under the brand name Air Canada Express, Air Georgian operates over 26,000 flights annually carrying more than 340,000 passengers to locations all across North America. They provide hub connections via Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Calgary to Air Canada's and Star Alliance's global networks, while providing service to and from many smaller communities as a complement to Air Canada's schedule.

They also offer a full range of aviation services that can be uniquely tailored to meet the needs of corporate and individual clients. Be it safe, convenient, fully integrated corporate aircraft charter services, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance or comprehensive aircraft training programs — Air Georgian provides superior air travel and aviation services that go beyond just scheduled flights.

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