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China Airlines collaborates with Tamkang University to foster aviation talent

China Airlines collaborates with Tamkang University to foster aviation talent

China Airlines (2610) formally signed into effect an industry-university cooperation program with Tamkang University Tuesday to introduce a civil aviation credit curriculum. Classes will be taught by professionals such as China Airlines pilots to provide a comprehensive nurturing environment. Students interested in the aviation industry will have the opportunity to obtain in-depth understanding of civil aviation practices. The goal of the program is to train first class aviation talent in Taiwan.

Furthermore, China Airlines also held the first preliminary examination for pilots in training at Tamkang Tuesday. Eligible students with TOEIC scores of 650 or more participated in an on-campus written test with relevant procedures organized according to China Airlines pilot recruitment provisions.

Tamkang has an aerospace related department and has trained many excellent aerospace personnel. Thus, China Airlines chose Tamkang as a partner to promote their first civil aviation credit curriculum. China Airlines chairman Sun Hung-hsiang and Tamkang University president Flora Chia-I Chang signed the “strategic cooperation framework for aviation talent cultivation” memorandum on May 20. The civil aviation credit curriculum will be introduced in the first semester of 2014 covering core aerospace department and school of business management courses and will add practical subjects recommended by China Airlines. At the same time, China Airlines pilots and aviation management instructors will jointly hold “China Airlines aviation practice seminars” to share aviation industry practices and careers with students face to face.

China Airlines is committed to the long-term promotion of diverse industry-university cooperation programs in the fields of air travel, maintenance, freight services, and tourism management. Since 2012, the company has gradually signed cooperation agreements with close to 10 colleges and universities including National Taipei University of Technology, Tamkang University, Feng Chia University, and National Taiwan Normal University to provide students with aircraft repair internship opportunities, hold culinary contests to inspire students to prepare creative dishes, or guide school department in establishing internship travel agencies and follow-up operations consultancies.