FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands. May 14, 2020. Due to the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) will continue to follow recommended public safety measures directed by the Dutch government and will extend its temporarily office closure, including all educational activities in-house at the location Schiphol-Rijk, until 1st September 2020. JAA TO will remain fully operational with staff working remotely and aviation training courses being delivered entirely through virtual mode, providing stakeholders with continuous career support and opportunities via real-time distance learning.
The extension of the closure of headquarters means that the training center, including the international restaurant, will re-open in principle on Wednesday, 2 September 2020. The decision is based on relevant Dutch governmental recommendations concerning higher-class educational settings; public health and safety procedures for JAA TO staff, vendors, instructors and participants; ongoing global travel restrictions and travel quarantine provisions; cost efficiency and the speedy triumph of digital-only business and training solutions.
Business continuity will be guaranteed through JAA TO staff working regular Amsterdam business hours in so-called home office setting. Eligible training courses scheduled between now and 1st September will be held virtually and are expected to move to digital platforms enabling participants to experience high-quality real-time distance learning.
JAA TO is aiming for continuous expansion of its virtual course portfolio over the next months serving aviation professionals globally with its effective competency-based training solutions in these pandemic times. The JAA TO learning experience through virtual delivery will offer flexible training alternatives and make vital knowledge and learning solutions widely accessible to aviation professionals. Therefore, JAA TO will be launching a new digital interface soon which matches virtual training solutions and aviation stakeholders more seamlessly. The organisation has also begun developing tailored learning sessions, customized to individual needs.
JAA TO Director Ms. Paula V. de Almeida, MEd on the strengths and opportunities of the virtual course delivery: “Given the circumstances that the entire aviation industry is facing, we decided to protect our stakeholders and minimize unnecessary challenges that come with physically attending one of our training courses. JAA TO has explored solutions in this digital age offering a successful learning experience completely virtual. We are able to provide quality training to aviation professionals with maximum effectiveness. Also, through virtual attendance we are enabling new stakeholders who might have been previously inhibited to join mainly for travel reasons.”
President of the JAA TO Foundation Board, Dr. Alessio Quaranta, remarks that “the well-known, long-standing experience and expertise of JAA TO enabled an instant transfer of its high-quality portfolio of aviation regulatory courses to the virtual delivery mode. This confirms the crucial role the organisation plays worldwide to ascertain the continuity of well-trained competent aviation professionals during these challenging times.”
Through virtual course delivery, JAA TO will continue its mission to deliver highest quality solutions for capacitating aviation professionals and organisations globally. JAA TO would like to thank all stakeholders for their continued support and understanding. Stay healthy.
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Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO)
Beechavenue 1 – 19, 1119 Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands
Phone +31 (0) 23 56 79 721
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