24 July 2020, Addi Ababa, Ethiopia
The first of its kind virtual graduation ceremony took place at Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) on the 24th of July 2020. Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation training academy in Africa, has graduated 558 aviation professionals on a graduation ceremony that was held in a virtual environment for the first time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Ethiopian Airlines Group GEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian executive management team, aviation stakeholders, invited guests as well as family members of the graduates attended the virtual ceremony.
Speaking at the virtual ceremony, Mr. Tewolde congratulated the graduates and remarked, “Even though we could not gather to celebrate your special day due to the pandemic, we are grateful that technology has made this virtual graduation possible. I congratulate and welcome you all to this virtual graduation ceremony of Ethiopian Aviation Academy, a pioneer and the most modern in Africa.
We strongly believe that educated and well-trained workforce is one of the pillars of sustainable growth. In line with that, Ethiopian Airlines has been offering high quality education and graduated over 18,000 aviation professionals like you, equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the aviation industry. Your graduation at a time when the world is dealing with unprecedented challenges should inspire you to build a better future by strengthening your resolve.”
The graduates include 72 pilots, 173 cabin crew, 7 aircraft technicians and 306 marketing professionals fromsix countries including Ethiopia. Outstanding graduates were honoured with videos featuring their success stories.
Ethiopian Airlines has been offering quality training at its globally certified, world-class aviation training centre and produced tens of thousands of aviation professionals mainly from African and middle eastern countries.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines; Photo: Ethiopian Aviation Academy