Established in 2009 by Princess Joy Garcia (CEO and co-founder), Arthuro de Leon and the late Armie Guiao, ICATS launched its first batch with only 3 enrollees. But the ICATS team was not discouraged – they knew it was just a matter of time when their mission to provide quality training will catch on.
As a beacon for young dreamers in conquering the skies, the International Cabin Attendant Training School (ICATS) has been successfully providing top-notch academic training for 7 fruitful years.
From humble beginnings to high-flying milestones
What started as a noble dream for Princess and her team has transformed into a school – now one of the most reputable and fully-accredited professional training schools in the country. Through a modern curriculum and 30-day intensive course, ICATS has assisted graduates in their transition from flight school students to professional airline personnel via a job assistance program.
“ICATS believes that its success is the fruit of a team that works together with one mission, passion and vision. Every member has an integral role in the organization. Its people, who are experts in their own fields, are the wings behind ICATS’ success. The expansion emboldened the country’s top flight attendant school to not only hire more people but also to serve more students in the hope that ICATS can change their lives for the betterment of their families,” said Princess.
To date, ICATS has provided the hospitality airline industry with more than 200 highly-trained graduates who now hold vital positions in prestigious local and international commercial airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Fly Nas, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Asia, among others.
Early this year, ICATS launched the “ICATS Cabin Trainer” — a mock room that is a replica of an aircraft’s Business and Economy class setting. This allows students to not only get an authentic feel of an aircraft’s in-flight atmosphere, but also the chance to better educate themselves in their practical training, from aircraft familiarization and emergency procedures to in-flight services.
Setting the stage for the years to come, Princess says “The next chapter of ICATS’ history will be the most challenging and most exciting chapter yet. The school will continue to serve others and become a vessel of hope, especially to the young ones who are brimming with dreams to see the world.”