October 18, 2018 01:34 PM
Sun Country Airlines and Minnesota State University, Mankato have partnered together to provide commercial aviation students a chance to secure employment prior to graduation.
According to a news release sent on the behalf of the airline company, the Sun Country Bridge Program gives new pilots the opportunity to sign with a major airline while they are still in school.
The release said the partnership also allows Sun Country to mentor students and provide input in the aviation program's curriculum.
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As a part of the program, students will be required to complete flight hours.
"This partnership is important for Sun Country Airlines and the entire aviation community because it ensures a steady stream of highly qualified pilots," said Sun Country Airlines Chief Operating Officer John Spanjers in the press release. "We're thrilled to be able to give aspiring pilots the opportunity to join the Sun Country family straight out of college."
Updated: October 18, 2018 01:34 PM
Created: October 18, 2018 11:48 AM
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