BGS partners with university to provide IATA training

Baltic Ground Services (BGS) is partnering with the Kazimieras Simonavicius University (KSU) to provide authorised IATA training.

IATA’s authorised training programmes can only be organised by selected educational institutions and their instructors.

The Vilnius, Lithuania-based university has been conducting introductory Aviation Safety, Airline Finance and Revenue Management, and Cargo Transportation courses for a number of years.

In partnership with BGS, it will add courses in Passenger Ground Handling and Airport Ramp Services with IATA Ground Handling Operations Manual (IGOM).

BGS experts have helped prepare the courses in accordance with material provided by IATA, using real-life examples to make the information as relevant as possible.

Vytautas Cekanavicius, CEO of BGS, said: “This is our biggest contribution. Having worked on many different projects in multiple markets, we’ve accumulated a lot of practical experience. In other words, we have plenty to share with the upcoming generation of professionals. These training programmes constitute our contribution to the future of global aviation. To grow sustainably, this sector needs a smooth process of training new specialists. We are proud to be able to contribute to its development.”

Students can choose between distance learning or courses on site in Vilnius with each participant receiving the required educational materials.

Exams will be held after the necessary preparation and participants will be permitted to take their exams twice if needed.

Jolanta Bieliauskaite, Rector of KSU, said: “Our goal is to further expand the selection of authorised IATA training. For this reason, we’re very happy to have discovered a partner like BGS, as it is a company with extensive practical experience and top-tier specialists willing to share their know-how. And that is exactly what we are after – to provide our students with the knowledge they will need at work. In today’s market, this is the most important thing.”

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