MRU aviation students to access pilot mentors, simulators through new WestJet partnership

June 21, 2017

The aviation program at Mount Royal University has partnered with WestJet to give MRU students the opportunity to benefit directly from WestJet’s staff and resources. An MRU release states that the partnership will also see WestJet pilots act as mentors. “Because we are in Calgary, it's great to have our first partnership signed with a local institution that is so well respected internationally as well as locally,” said Scott Wilson, vice-president of operations for WestJet. Enrolment in MRU's aviation program is at an all-time high, says program dean Elizabeth Evans, adding that “the aviation industry is a unique industry that has such a great sense of it's own community that they really understand how to come together. And I think that the young people that are interested in careers understand what the industry is about.” CBC | Metro | MRU