Magnetic Group Announces Strategic Collaboration to Address Growing Need for Skilled Aviation Technicians

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Magnetic Group, a leading MRO service provider based in Tallinn, Estonia, has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding between the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (EUAS) and Riga-based Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TSI) to develop an aviation technician-oriented curriculum. 

"This strategic collaboration is a proactive step towards solving the current aviation workforce issues," said Jan Kotka, COO at Magnetic Group. "By combining decades of practical expertise of Magnetic Group maintenance organization with the academic strengths of EUAS and TSI, we are creating a robust, future-focused curriculum that will equip the next generation of aviation technicians with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this dynamic industry."

The curriculum development will involve Magnetic Group curating practical tasks, TSI focusing on aviation-related subjects, and EUAS providing the overall program structure for a bachelor's degree. The 3-year English language program will be based on the Ülemiste City university campus, Estonia. Intention of the cooperation is to provide graduates with bachelor's degree from both EUAS and TSI.

"International cooperation is a key driver of the Estonian economy," said Andrus Pedai, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences Rector. "Magnetic MRO is an outstanding example of a multinational technology company that is attracting global talents and supporting Estonia's high-tech exports. Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences is pleased to engage in the three-party cooperation with intention to launch Magnetic Academy and the Aviation Technician Curriculum."

This initiative is part of the ongoing efforts of Magnetic Academy, launched earlier this year, which aims to train 60 to 100 new aircraft engineers in the coming years. The new bachelor's degree program is expected to commence in the 2025/2026 academic year, depending on financing arrangements.