The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School yesterday sent 42 graduates into the world of work, following its 17th annual graduation and prize giving ceremony that was held at the Wings Aviation Ltd hangar at Ogle.
Giving the Aviation Address, Pilot Linden Hillman of Southwest Airlines told the graduands that they should always have a purpose in life and that all their dreams can come true if they have the courage to pursue them.
The ceremony honoured a group of young men who showed bravery and strength when they saved a young man’s life when he took in with a seizure at the Giftland Mall, putting to work the training in first aid they had learnt at the aeronautical school.
Best Graduating Student Lennox Canterbury, in a vote of thanks, thanked lecturers, family and colleagues who have been with them throughout the years. He also encouraged his other fellow students who are set to graduate next year, to hold on and to never give up on their goals.
Those in attendance at the small ceremony included First Lady Sandra Granger, members of the diplomatic corps, Captain Malcolm Chan-A-Sue, Chief Executive Officer of the aeronautical school and its Executive Manager Nalini Chanderban, among others.
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Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine met with the Board and Executives of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering
School on Monday, to assist in the presentation of a repaired aircraft to Remote Area Medical’s representative, Dick Stoops.
Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corps is a Knoxville, Tennessee, US-based non-profit, volunteer airborne medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of Guyana and around the world.
The organisation was founded by Stan Brock, after he was injured in Guyana while living with the Wapishana community, and had to endure a 26-day journey to access medical help. After this, he vowed to provide medical care to inaccessible regions all over the world.
The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School’s students assisted in the complete refurbishing of the RAM aircraft under the guidance of engineers from both the school and RAM.
In his brief remarks, the Minister commended the two NGOs on the project. He took the opportunity to point out the invaluable work organizations, such as the Aeronautical Engineering School were engaged in, advancing specialist technical education, adding that “the Ministry is happy to be partners by ensuring that our young people are given the opportunity to access a rounded education, inclusive of a strong technical and vocational studies curriculum.”
In closing, the Minister also commended the input of the students involved in the effort, stressing that the initiative represented what he sees as the core goal of education, the application of knowledge in service to the greater good.
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Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, met with the Chief Executive Officer of the Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School, Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue and the Executive Manager, Mrs. Nalini Chanderban on Wednesday to discuss the accreditation status of the school’s Ab-Initio programme.
The Minister of Education indicated his willingness to assist in the facilitation of the institution’s accreditation process and as such, has committed to having the National Accreditation Council of Guyana work with the Aeronautical Engineering School to have its Completion Certificate made equivalent to an Associate Degree.
This School, under the leadership of Capt. Chan-a-Sue and management of Mrs. Chanderban is certified and approved by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority, the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Suriname, and the CARICOM arm of Aviation, Caribbean Aviation Safety & Security Oversight Systems. It is also certificated under the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards.
The School will continue to work with the University of Guyana and the National Accreditation Council to have its programme used as a prerequisite for a Degree in Aviation Maintenance.(Ministry of Education-June 12, 2015)