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Photo caption: 1) (l-r) RMC President Bob Wilmouth, Craig Bentley, senior vice president of operations for Cape Air, and Dan Hargrove, RMC director of aviation announced a partnership agreement between RMC and Cape Air. 2) RMC and Cape Air employees celebrate the recently announced partnership.
RMC aviation department announces partnership agreement with Cape Air
BILLINGS, September 11, 2014 – The Rocky Mountain College Aviation Department recently announced an exciting partnership with Cape Air. To celebrate the agreement, a celebratory co-op event will be held at RMC Flight Operations Tuesday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m.
The agreement between RMC and Cape Air allows select students and graduates to complete aircraft training and fly as copilots for Cape Air while also working as flight instructors for the College. Once students have completed the required flight experience, they are guaranteed an interview for a full-time job with Cape Air.
“I’m so pleased Cape Air sees the value in the well-rounded education our students have and they know how important the accreditation of the aviation program is. This is a great career opportunity for our students,” said Dan Hargrove, RMC director of aviation.
The agreement between RMC and Cape Air looks to build on a successful foundation of similar partnerships according to Linda Markham, president of Cape Air.
“After 10 months of service in the great state of Montana, Cape Air is proud to call Montana home and Rocky Mountain College its newest partner. We have had great success with similar cooperative programs across the country, and we look forward to growing the program here in Montana with the dedicated professionals at RMC and their graduates,” she said.
Senior Vice President of Operations for Cape Air Craig Bentley echoed the excitement of the agreement: “Rocky Mountain College has a top-notch aeronautical science department, one which we are excited to form such an important partnership with. The future of Cape Air and the airline industry itself is dependent upon well-trained pilots and aviation experts. Together, we look forward to building on this partnership and providing opportunities for graduates looking to further their careers as commercial pilots.”
The celebratory co-op event, open to the media and public, will be hosted at RMC Flight Operations (1801 Aviation Place), and RMC President Bob Wilmouth will speak briefly along with several Cape Air officials.