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6th Annual IATA Global Training Partner Congress a success!

Partner news - Q3 2014

At ITDI, we celebrate our partners’ success and offer exciting opportunities to network, share best practices and exchange ideas. To that end, we were pleased to have hosted a successful annual IATA Global Training Partner Congress and introduce our innovative ATC Plus partner model among many other developments.

2014 IATA Global Training Partner Congress
Un gros merci de Montréal!

IATA had the pleasure of hosting the 6th annual Global Training Partner Congress at its Montreal headquarters from 26 - 28 May 2014. The meeting was very well attended with over 150 participants from 43 countries. The goal of this event is to connect with and engage partners in sharing ideas for the future and to create valuable networking opportunities. Many distinguished speakers and dynamic panel discussion groups examined a wide variety of topics critical to the future of aviation training. Here are the key take-aways:

  • Victor de Barrena, Director, ITDI, addressed the need for IATA and its partners to develop harmonized training standards, explainingthat IATA will soon introduce a quality management system comprised of the following four measurements: reaction to training, knowledge transfer, behaviour change and business results.

  • Mark Hubble, SVP Marketing & Commercial Services, IATA, explained IATA’s recent efforts to get closer to its partners to improve their satisfaction and the partnership programs’ overalleffectiveness

  • Ismail Albaidhani, Head Global Partnership & Learning Innovation, IATA, profiled IATA’s new ATC Plus model that provides partners the flexibility to offer industry-recognized training courses outside of IATA’s curriculum.

  • Todd Treible described how FedEx Express is building a learning culture and how it contributes to the company’s tremendous success.

  • Wissam Hachem, VP Learning & Development, shared a case study of how learning and development are approached at Etihad Airways.

  • Paul Marca, Executive Director, Stanford Center for Professional Development, revealed that one of Stanford’s key focuses is the development of relationships with global partners, like IATA.

  • Diego Martinez introduced the ICAO training mandate as well as the ICAO/IATA I-TRAIN partnership program under the Global Training Alliance.

  • Jordan Sims, Director Organization Relations & Programs, Project Management Institute, described the challenge of aligning organizational talent programs with its strategic priorities.

  • Michele Humes, Senior Leaning Solutions Manager, Harvard Business Publishing, stressed the importance of the joint Leadership & Management Training Program which combines eligible IATA distance learning courses with components of Harvard ManageMentor.

We would also like to extend sincere congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Annual Training Partner Awards

2014 Worldwide Top 10

Aircargo Training Center of Japan Air
Travel & Related Studies Centre Akbar
Academy of Airline Studies Etihad Airways Aviation Academy
FedEx (Federal Express Corporation) IITC - India International Trade Centre
Japan Aircargo Forwarders Association
Patriot Aviation College
Qatar Aeronautical College
Speedwings Academy for Aviation Services

Africa Top Performing ATC – 2014

Nairobi Aviation College
Career Institute
Kadosh Training Services Ltd
ATA Tourism College
Hotel and Tourism Training Inst. Trust

Americas Top Performing ATC – 2014


Asia Pacific Top Performing ATC – 2014

Advanced Tourism International College (ATIC) Franklyn Scholar

Europe Top Performing ATC – 2014

AFT-IFTIM Formation Continue TFTL Mega Airlines Studies
Syntea S.A.

Middle East Top Performing ATC – 2014

Higher Institute for Studies and Training
Syscoms Information Technology Institute
Zabeel International Institute of Management and Technology

South Asia Top Performing ATC – 2014

Kuoni Academy
International Aviation Academy of Sri Lankan Airlines
Bird Education Society for Travel and Tourism
Trade Wings Institute of Management
Louis Preston School of Travel and Tourism

2014 Worldwide Top RTP

ATNS Aviation Training Academy

2014 Worldwide Top ATS

Aero Training Center – CAMAS Formation

Fostering innovation

ATC PLUS is a brand new training partnership model from IATA - with a twist. For the first time, qualified partners may offer their own aviation-related course content, endorsed by IATA. Thus, partners will have the flexibility to provide industry-recognized training courses that are not part of IATA’s curriculum.

To take part in the ATC Plus program, the training partner must own the course content and have an existing client base. IATA will then review the courses from both a content and quality perspective to ensure the highest standards are maintained. Once endorsed, the partner will be able to offer the courses locally under the IATA brand.

The rationale behind ATC PLUS is to foster innovation and deliver courses relevant to local markets, while recognizing the need for harmonized training standards.

IATA Partners with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

IATA is pleased to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) to bring you a new and unique online Supply Chain Management Certificate. Designed for individuals currently working in the industry, the certificate’s coursework addresses all aspects of air cargo management and logistics. Candidates must complete the following two courses within 12 months of enrollment:

Integrated Logistics Management (ERAU): addresses the cross-functional management of many of activities including sourcing, procurement, packaging, in-bound transportation, warehousing, inventory management, distribution, and customer service. Additional topics include the concept of life-cycle cost, outsourcing, performance management, international logistics, and the role of the web and EDI in managing logistics information needs.

Cargo Introductory Course (IATA): provides a broad understanding of cargo agency and airline operations, including industry terminology and coding, world geography and air cargo acceptance procedures. In addition, students will learn how to use IATA’s Air Cargo Tariff (TACT) rules and the OAG Cargo Guide to calculate basic rates, fees and charges, and to correctly issue air waybills in accordance with IATA regulations. Upon completing this course, students will have the skills to:

  • Identify air cargo terms and expressions
  • Control and maximize the use of space in aircraft holds
  • Understand aircraft routings and industry manuals
  • Apply basic rating principles as well as state and operator variation
  • Follow IATA standards to accept cargo, complete documents and improve customer service

Additional information

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