, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – Kenya Airways’ training facility, the Pride Centre, has been granted a new global certification by IATA that will allow it deliver endorsed training programs in the field of dangerous goods regulations to shippers, freight forwarders, airlines and governments.
Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Titus Naikuni said that the certification was an important recognition of the centre’s overall ability to provide quality training that meets strict criteria as set out by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), leading industry experts and member airlines.
The KQ Pride Centre specialises in offering aviation and travel training solutions to individuals and companies in the airline industry.
It offers various courses in the areas of cabin crew, passenger handling, cargo training and airline ticketing among others.
“This is a huge endorsement of our efforts to deliver quality training that meets international aviation standards and recognition of KQ Pride Centre as a global training facility of excellence. We welcome individuals, organisations, airlines and governments to take advantage of our expertise to build their own competencies,” added Naikuni.
Congratulating KQ Pride Centre, the Head of Global Partnership and Learning Innovation at IATA, Ismail Albaidhani, said this is an indicator of KQ’s commitment to developing the industry’s professionals in all related segments.
“We are very proud that Kenya Airways is IATA’s first and only global training partner to embark on all three partnership programs with IATA (ATC, RTP and now ATS). and it gives us true pleasure to work with you closely on the three partnership programs,” Albaidhani said.
In 2011, the institution was certified as an Approved Training Centre to offer IATA Training Programs in the fields of aviation, travel and tourism, cargo and dangerous goods regulations.
The centre also holds the Regional Training Partners certification that allows it to offer a selection of IATA classroom courses and diploma programs delivered by IATA instructors with IATA course material, allowing participants to enjoy a similar learning experience to that of any IATA Training Centre in the world.
This is the third certification that KQ Pride Centre has received from IATA, making it the only centre globally to have attained all three IATA certifications.