Hyannis, MA (October, 19 2016) The innovative Cape Air – JetBlue University Gateway Program has reached a program-high 260 participants. The Gateway Program was developed eight years ago to create a pipeline for aviation students that combines rigorous academic training with real-life experience in the industry. The popular program has increasingly become a sought-after pathway for aspiring aviators. In addition to the current 260 students, the program has transitioned 38 participants to JetBlue.
About the University Gateway Program
Students at participating universities who are in high academic standing are eligible to participate in the program. During the Gateway Program, students intern at Cape Air. Upon graduation from their AABI-accredited university, they serve as a certified flight instructor for one year. Candidates then fly as a Captain for 2-3 years with Cape Air. Upon completing a jet transition course, participants then complete a First Officer interview with JetBlue.
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott
- University of North Dakota
- Jacksonville University
- Auburn University
- Bridgewater State University
- Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Plans are in place to add an additional five universities to the program in 2017.
To apply for the Cape Air JetBlue University Gateway Program, visit capeair.com.