SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) has partnered with ATP Flight School in a new tuition reimbursement program agreement, helping aspiring pilots solidify their career pathway to SkyWest Airlines, the company said.
Together, SkyWest and ATP are providing a pathway for students to take control of their aviation careers. As part of this agreement, SkyWest will participate in ATP Flight School´s tuition reimbursement program, and ATP will be one of 56 exceptional flight schools to participate in SkyWest´s pilot pathway program.
With the ATP Tuition Reimbursement Program, SkyWest will reimburse pilots up to USD11,000 for flight training costs at ATP. In addition to the financial tuition reimbursement, the agreement also creates a direct path for pilots to become SkyWest cadets, securing mentorships, access to company facilities, simulators and more.
Additional benefits of joining the SkyWest Airlines pilot pathway program include enhanced seniority, guaranteed final interview and access to pilot mentors. Unlike an internship, the SkyWest pilot pathway program allows students to remain at their campus to complete their flight training until they are able to meet SkyWest´s Airline transport pilot standards.
SkyWest Airlines partners with large network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 356 aircraft, SkyWest´s nearly 11,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,800 flights each day to 209 destinations throughout North America.