First graduates of Aircraft Interior Fundamentals program

The first 16 students to graduate from Fleming College’s new Aircraft Interior Fundamentals Certificate program will celebrate their achievements on Thursday, September 18.The students will receive their Certificates in a ceremony at the Peterborough Airport from 10 to 11:30 a.m.The program, the first of its kind in Ontario, is a joint initiative between Fleming College and Flying Colours.Graduates of the 16-week program are qualified to refurbish aircraft interiors and have learned a subset of skills that includes upholstery, carpentry, cabinet and other fixture installations as well as minor electrical work.The business of aircraft refurbishment is currently booming. Local company Flying Colours, based out of the Peterborough Airport, already has an international reputation for excellence in the field. It has partnered with Fleming College with a commitment to hire graduates of the program.     – 30 -For more information: Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

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