attendees clap during a zoom call of the IATA agreement signing.

The online signing ceremony was held on January 28, 2022.

Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) is partnering with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy. The online certificate will offer professionals additional credentials and prepare students for a career in air transportation.

“This partnership will raise the visibility and attractiveness of air transport as a subject of academic study and field of work, leading to a greater outflow of knowledgeable professionals into government and industry,” says Brenda O’Neill, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, who signed the agreement along with Stéphanie Siouffi-Vareilhes, director of training at IATA. “This reflects the leadership of Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration in the field of public policy and governance in Canada and abroad.”

The International Air Transport Association represents major airlines around the world. Established in Canada, its membership includes 290 passenger and cargo airlines in 120 countries, which carry 83 percent of the world’s air traffic.

The partnership will be housed in the School of Public Policy and Administration’s Transportation Policy Innovation Centre and is expected to draw participants from around the world, both in the public sector and the transportation industry.

“The program will focus not only on the business practices and economic impact of the air transport industry, but also on the nature and complexity of the public policy-making process as it relates to that sector,” explains Marc Rioux, who leads the research centre after a career at Transport Canada. “It will give students a solid foundation of knowledge about the nexus of government policy and the business environment in which civil aviation either flourishes or struggles.”

With its unique focus on policy, the Certificate is expected to position Carleton on the world civil aviation training and professional development stage.

Find out more about the Professional Certificate in Air Transport Principles and Policy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 in , ,
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