Growing Quebec aerospace industries will need skilled labour

The Québec aerospace industry, calling itself “an industry of the future” with annual growth of 5.7 per cent over the last 22 years, is advertising its need for qualified workers in a variety of aerospace-related businesses, including aircraft maintenance. And it is making known that a number of the main aerospace industrial and educational bodies in the province have partnered to provide the necessary training for those jobs.

The Quebec aerospace industry is forecasting stronger growth in 2013, with greater need for skilled workers in a variety of jobs. The industry is promoting new training programs it has set up to prepare workers for the jobs.

CAMAQ (Comité sectoriel de main‐d’œuvre en aérospatiale au Québec); Aéro Montréal, Québec’s aerospace cluster; the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA), affiliated with the Collège Édouard-Montpetit and the École des métiers de l’aérospatiale de Montréal (ÉMAM) of the Commission scolaire de Montréal, are asking people to consider a career in aerospace, and to contact these institutions about training programs.

The industry, according to a release, is developing at a “dynamic and sustained pace.” It has “regained its pace” and predicts that manufacturing and aircraft maintenance industries will need to fill more than 2,300 new positions for engineers, machinists, cabinet makers/furniture finishers, pilots and specialized technicians. This is in addition to the approximately 2,900 jobs already made necessary by the annual turnover rate of 5 per cent.

Two institutions, ÉMAM and ÉNA, which provide professional training and technical training respectively, are jointly publicizing their new specialized aerospace training programs and have launched a Website

“Its national status and two annexes . . . make ÉMAM a key partner in meeting labour needs in both Montréal and the regions. With its work-study facilities, which fully reproduce industry workplace conditions, including current industry safety standards and regulations, ÉMAM is the leading school of its kind in Canada. Our graduates are already in high demand among employers and we hope to admit more students,” states Josée Péloquin, Director of ÉMAM.

Serge Brasset, Director General of Collège Édouard-Montpetit and Director of ÉNA, states: “ÉNA has offered college-level technical training for nearly 50 years with short-term programs for adults and three DEC programs. It is the largest aerotechnical training institute in North America and it maintains close ties with industry to ensure that it trains qualified workers who meet specific industry needs. Indeed, ÉNA graduates are highly sought-after by businesses.”

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