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BGSU, UT announce aviation partnership

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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 University of Toledo may be rivals when it comes to sporting events, but the two schools are working together to train future pilots.

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

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

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

"This is the future. Building partnerships with the university, building relationships with the private sector," said BGSU President Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey.

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

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