A group of eight students from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Air Traffic Services division successfully completed air traffic control training in Jamaica. The batch of Guyanese graduated on Thursday, 8th December from the Civil Aviation Authority Training Institute of Jamaica, an ICAO TrainAIR Plus certified school.
The 14-week training which commenced on the 5th September, exposed the trainees were to theoretical and practical exercises in which they all excelled. Such was their performance that the Principal of the Institute, Coral Mc Laren and her team had difficulty selecting a valedictorian.
All of the students’ average score was greater than 90 percent with the valedictorian, Davendra Kissoon, scoring 99 percent.
The students were commended for their intelligence, discipline, level of respect and cultural exchange which they took to Jamaica. McLaren remarked, “they came, they saw and they conquered.”
Nari Wiliams-Singh, Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority commended the students for their sterling performances and the GCAA for selecting such a batch of persons and indicated that in his opinion, Jamaica was the perfect place for their training.
Courtney Frank, Manager of GCAA’s Air Navigation Services training division, was present at the graduation ceremony which was the second such exercise for the Jamaican institute since receiving ICAO’s coveted TrainAIR Plus certification.