The University of Trinidad & Tobago and the Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School have signed an MoU establishing substantial cooperation aimed at the two institutions pursuing a “mutually beneficial educational and research relationship for the development and growth of the local and regional aviation sector.”
According to a press release from the Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG), CEO of the aeronautical school Captain Malcolm Chan-a-Sue and Executive Manager of the School Nalini Chanderban, at the invitation of the T&T Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, Senator Fazal Karim met with the T&T Minister of Transport Stephen Cadiz and a team and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the university Curtis Manchoon, and President of the university Prof Dyer Narinesingh to discuss establishing a strategic working partnership be-tween the two entities.
The MoU agreed “to promote advancement in the quality of aviation education and competency development delivered to students through collaborative activities, learning and exchanges among faculty, students and staff, the sharing of equipment and laboratory facilities and the development of a framework for articulation between the Programmes of the respective parties.” The two entities also agreed to “promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of human resource development in the aviation sector and to work together towards the globalization of higher education.”
The agreement commits the university and the aeronautical school “to the establishment of various types of cooperative programmes; student and/or faculty exchange, joint programme development, joint marketing and promotion in the Caribbean, curriculum design, joint research, and any other activity deemed to be beneficial to both institutions.”
The university and the aeronautical school headquartered at Ogle Airport and owned and operated by AOAG, will enter into separate agreements to establish the delivery of training with memoranda signed for each programme to be offered.
The university plans to start training for the Ab-Initio Programme offered by the aeronautical school in September in Trinidad and Tobago.