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BGSU, UT announce aviation partnership

The two schools announced the partnership at the Wood County Airport on Monday. The two schools announced the partnership at the Wood County Airport on Monday.
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Bowling Green State University and the Universityof Toledo may be rivals when it comes to sporting events, but the two schoolsare working together to train future pilots.

The universities will work together to formthe Northwest Ohio Aviation Education Consortium.  Leaders say the program is in response to projectedgrowth and lax restrictions on aviation studies in China.

International students will be able to earn an associate'sdegree from the University of Toledo, then a bachelor's from Bowling Green.

"This field is in demand. The world needspilots, the world needs flight training, and so we are responding by buildingcurriculum to meet that market demand," said University of Toledo President Dr.Lloyd Jacobs.

"This is the future. Building partnershipswith the university, building relationships with the private sector," said BGSUPresident Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey.

UT as also signed a letter of intent with aChinese University to develop an aviation program.

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