By S.L. Fuller | December 11, 2017
CHC Helicopter and the Art Williams Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School are partnering in Guyana. The operator said the two parties are offering four scholarships for students to pursue aircraft maintenance engineer licenses, as well as the provision of additional educational resources, such as time-expired helicopter parts and airframes, in the future. CHC said it and the school may also decide to offer instruction from CHC engineers, internships and future placement opportunities for graduates of the school.
“We are proud to be the first helicopter company to make this type of investment in the future success of the Guyana aviation community,” said Karl Fessenden, president and CEO of CHC Helicopter. “We have made a commitment to invest in the communities we operate in across the world and remain committed to helping build a passion for safety and professionalism in aviation and the rotorcraft industry everywhere we operate.”
CHC said it has also created a local internship position. It allows one student to join the operation for three months, building skills in maintenance and ground operations. The student would gain work experience, additional safety and operational training, and educational opportunities.