The graduates included 72 Emirati trainees from Etihad’s Foundation programme, who were trained at Higher Colleges of Technology and Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute.
61 cadet pilots also received their Bachelor Degree in the Aviation Science programme, eight senior captains received their Bachelor Degree in the Prior Learning programme, and two staff members received their Masters of Business Administration.
All the graduates studied at Abu Dhabi University.
Etihad Aviation Group has launched a wide range of initiatives to shape the future of the aviation industry in the UAE, and encourage Emiratis to play an active role in it.
Ibrahim Nassir, senior vice president, human resources, Etihad Airways, highlighted “We are committed to developing the capabilities and expertise of Emirati aviation professionals, and we are delighted to welcome the graduates to the Etihad family. They will be a valuable addition to our increasingly expanding base of Emirati employees.”