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ALTA Introduces Educational Hub for Latin America

By Emilio Aristegui | Fri, 08/19/2022 - 14:22

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced the introduction of a virtual space on its website that includes courses, workshops and educational opportunities offered by allied universities and training centers.

“Known as ALTA's Educational Hub, this information center provides interested parties with a wide range of available programs in key areas such as airline and airport management and administration, operational safety, aeronautical operations, human factors, aeronautical English, pilot training and education, aeronautical law and environment, among others,” explained ALTA via a press release.

ALTA is seeking to expand the training of aeronautical personnel in Latin America and the Caribbean, as it continues to promote the growth of the aviation sector in the region through various development programs to support airlines.

The Association explained that its ALTA Educational Hub counts with vital strategic partners that will support its project: the Academia Superior de Ciencias Aeronáuticas (ASCA) in the Dominican Republic, the Centro Internacional de Instrucción de Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares, "Ing. Roberto Kobeh González" (CIIASA) in Mexico, IATA Training, ITAérea in Spain, the Universidad Provincial de Ezeiza in Argentina, the Universidad Regional del Norte in Mexico and Wayman Aviation Academy in the US, which offer ALTA members special discounts in face-to-face and virtual courses.

“The growth that the airline industry is experiencing is a great opportunity to contribute to the socioeconomic development of all of Latin America and the Caribbean. That is why ALTA begins to dedicate efforts to support the training of new and current personnel in the airline industry and to be able to face the growing demand, continue providing an essential service, generating opportunities for the population,” said José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO, ALTA.

ALTA also said that the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean is undergoing a successful recovery, as new employment opportunities continue to rise in the region. Vacancies and new positions keep emerging, with ALTA seeking to respond to these recent demands with the introduction of its ALTA Educational Hub program.

“ALTA is a private non-profit organization, whose objective is to coordinate the collaborative efforts of member companies to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly air transport, with the ultimate goal of promoting the economic development of the countries of the region and generate benefits for our members, the aviation industry, governments and the populations served by air transport,” explains ALTA via its website.

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Emilio Aristegui Emilio Aristegui Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst