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Building the labourforce

Highly skilled and qualified human resources are at the center of the aviation industry. This is why we focus on building relationships and programmes with key institutional education partners. We are working jointly with partners such as the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and international partners like CAE, IATA, and ICAO to pursue initiatives that will ensure Barbados and the Caribbean sub-region expands its highly skilled professionals and certified technicians, engineers and other skilled personnel to serve the needs of the industry. By investing in the development of human capital, we are laying the foundation for a more robust and resilient aviation sector that is capable of adapting to the evolving demands of global aviation.

BAASeC creating pathways

The aviation sector is characterized by rapid technological advancements, stringent regulatory requirements, and a constant need for efficiency improvements. By prioritizing the continuous learning and professional growth of the labour force, BAASeC remains focused on ensuring that the industry is well-equipped and staffed to navigate these complexities.

Some key initiatives developed and supported include the:

Learn more about these diverse education programmes being developed or supported by BAASeC below.

“The Barbados Aircraft and Aviation Service Company allowed me to experience a once in a lifetime moment, like being in a jet, in the ATC tower and meeting the airport CEO and multiple pilots… all of this has truly inspired me”

– Rajad (14)

BBA in Aviation Management (with ab-initio pilot training)

The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus has launched its innovative Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation Management and its BBA in Aviation Management with a Pilot License. Both programmes are designed to provide students with nuanced insights into the aviation ecosystem preparing them for managerial roles across the aviation industry. The undergraduate coursework provides students with opportunities to examine various components of aviation management including airport operations and management, air traffic management, aviation safety and security, global airline management and aviation law. Students undertaking the BBA with a pilot license are poised to receive the highest quality of flight training instruction at the CAE headquarters in Phoenix Arizona. More information about the programme can be retrieved here.

Aviation programmes in Barbados

Executive Leadership Program

Navigating industry disruption BAASec and the Sagicor Cavehill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) partner to assist industry leaders to manage and adjust to disruptions in the dynamic aviation industry Leadership challenges in the aviation industry have never been greater. As the aviation industry has become increasingly vulnerable…

Introduction to Aviation for School Leavers Summer School Programme

Apply now In August 2024, from August 19th – 23rd,  BAASeC and UWI Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business will jointly host a week long experience to introduce students to the aviation industry entitled: “TAKING TO THE SKIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS”. The immersive and…

BBA. in Aviation Management with Ab- Initio Pilot Training

UWI- SCHSBM creates a pathway for aspiring pilots and other aviation professionals The UWI Sagicor Cavehill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) announces the launch of its Bachelors of Business Administration in Aviation Management with a pilot licence. The programme is being developed in partnership with the Barbados…

Maintenance Training

BAASeC is currently partnering with a leading tertiary education institution and a premier local aviation line maintenance firm in Barbados to support the creation of an aviation maintenance training programme. This programme is seen as being vitally important to stem the tide of declining workforce in Barbados and…