Spartan Announces Pilot Recruitment Partner
GROWING THE WORKFORCE: Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Chief Aviation Officer Ryan Goertzen and Natalie Nielson, director of pilot recruitment for Envoy Air, Inc., recently announced Spartan’s partnership with Envoy’s Cadet Program to recruit and train pilots eligible for hire upon degree and training completion.
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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and Envoy Air, Inc., (formerly American Eagle Airlines) announced in August their partnership in Envoy’s Cadet Program to recruit and train pilots eligible for hire upon degree and training completion.
“According to Boeing’s latest report, the airline industry will need to supply over 600,000 pilots between now and 2035 to meet the demand,” said Ryan Goertzen, chief aviation officer of Spartan College. “This partnership means that Spartan can recruit, train, and retain pilots as a workforce pipeline for Envoy Air and help alleviate the pilot shortage.”
The Cadet Program is designed to help the most promising flight school student pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the cockpit. Once qualified and serving as a Spartan Certified Flight Instructor, the selected student is simultaneously considered an Envoy employee.
Spartan students can apply for the program prior to reaching the level. As they reach platforms in their degree program, Envoy will pay tuition reimbursement up to $5,000.
After meeting the flight hour minimums, cadets will be provided a First Officer start date with Envoy, or they will be eligible for retention pay while waiting for a position to open.