Vaughn Announces Partnership with JetBlue for ‘University Gateway’ Pilot Pathway Program

July 21, 2021 Student Life

There’s excitement in the air for aviation students, as Vaughn College announced its partnership with JetBlue Airways as part of the airline’s ‘University Gateway’ Pilot Pathway Program. This is the airline’s longest-running pathway program that allows flight students who attend Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)-accredited institutions—such as Vaughn—to apply and interview for positions at JetBlue while completing their collegiate courses. Once accepted, students will follow a defined path to gain experience and build their flight time before joining JetBlue as a first officer upon completion of the program.

Snapshot of program requirements

Founded in 2007, the University Gateway Program is an invaluable resource for any aviation student attending an AABI-accredited institution who is seeking a career as a pilot. You can apply to the program if you:

  • Graduate from an AABI-accredited institution with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in your major
  • Serve as a certified flight instructor for at least 500 hours

For more information visit: University Gateway — JetBlue Pilot Gateway Programs

Vaughn embraces partnerships to further students’ futureproof careers

As one of the country’s premier aviation and engineering institutions, Vaughn provides students with the education and opportunity of today in order for them to engage in the careers of tomorrow. The University Gateway Program is just one more way Vaughn students have a competitive edge to gain futureproof careers in aviation. Vaughn also partners with Delta Air Lines to give its aviation maintenance students an enhanced, hands-on, real-world education, and works with Heritage Flight Academy so Vaughn’s aircraft operations (flight) students have direct access to the latest technology, equipment and skilled flight instructors. Need more reasons to fuel your passion? Read our blog, “Ten Reasons for Landing a Career in Aviation.”

“Vaughn has a long and accomplished history in educating students in all aspects of aviation including flight training,” said Domenic Proscia, vice president of training at Vaughn College. “The need for well-trained pilots to fill the looming shortage is crucial and working with an aviation leader like JetBlue to prepare candidates for successful careers is an incredible opportunity for Vaughn students.”

Do you have a dream of becoming a pilot? An aviation degree from Vaughn College can be your pathway to the skies.