Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is accepting students for its new Civil Aviation Cabin Services Associate Program for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
The English-medium associate program that will commence in September has been approved by the Republic of Turkey Council of Higher Education and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Higher Education Planning, Accreditation and Coordination Council.
As the aviation sector develops rapidly, the number of skilled personnel required by the sector is also increasing. The need for cabin crews equipped with passenger relations, emergency rules, first aid, communication skills, and foreign languages is also increasing in line with this development. The EMU Civil Aviation Cabin Services Program aims to train highly qualified human resources who keep flight safety at the highest level, are customer satisfaction oriented and are equipped with effective communication and problem solving skills.
Education Will Be Provided In Collaboration with Turkish Airlines
An official protocol will be signed by EMU and global civil aviation powerhouse Turkish Airlines in September 2018. Turkish Airlines have announced that approximately 3 thousand personnel will be employed for the first flight of İstanbul’s new airport on the 31st of October 2018. Turkish Airlines stated that their company will expand further in 2019 in terms of its fleet and number of passengers. The company has made an order of 167 narrow bodied and 50 wide bodied aircrafts. The airlines’ current number of cabin attendants will be doubled from 10 thousand to 20 thousand.
Providing information about the new program, Prof. Dr. Kılıç stated that students who graduate from the program that will be delivered in collaboration with the Turkish Airlines will obtain the title of “Civil Aviation Cabin Attendant”. Graduates will gain the opportunity to work in the private sector or for airlines connected to the state as well as aviation businesses in the transportation sector. Indicating that aviation has an important role in meeting the transportation requirements of a globalizing world Prof. Dr. Kılıç described the sector as vital for our community and economy.