The local Aerospace industry has formed a number of unique partnerships with educational partners to enhance the programs offered by the institutions and ensure new graduates are well connected to the industry.
In the last number of years, educational institutions have graduated hundreds of students that are ready to enter full time roles in industry. The quality of the graduates as well as the cooperation with the aerospace industry have given rise to an extremely high success rate. For example, 78% of graduates of the Aerospace Manufacturing & Maintenance Orientation Program (AMMOP) at Tec Voc High School are working in aerospace or are currently enrolled in aerospace programs at the Post Secondary level. These figures suggest that, in both the short & long terms, the aerospace industry provides excellent career opportunities.
Graduates of aerospace training programs can expect to enter the workforce and receive an income that is 37% higher than the Manitoba Average Industrial Wage. This prospect makes Aerospace a career choice that is sound economically and secure over the long term. Manitoba offers first class training/education opportunities for top notch, good paying careers and you don’t have to leave the province.
Aerospace Engineering Liaison Group (AELG)
Led by industry, the AELG is a joint working group with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. The goal of the AELG is to connect the engineering faculty with engineering leaders to ensure the curriculum supports the evolving needs of the aerospace industry. The AELG also provides projects and co-op placement opportunities for students, as well as making the research capabilities of professors available to industry.
University of Manitoba – EIR (Engineer-in-Residence)
Industry funding also supports a Design Chair and an Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) program. The EIR is an experienced professional engineer from industry who becomes part of the engineering faculty. THE EIR brings an industry perspective to the classroom, provides specific aerospace related courses, and acts as a liaison between industry and the faculty.
RRC Polytech – CATT (Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training)
CATT is a joint partnership between Red River College, StandardAero, and Composites Innovation Centre. RRC’s CATT represents a technology cooperative, providing an applied research venue with cutting-edge laser systems capable of welding, cladding and cutting.
RRC Polytech – CNDI (Centre for Non-Destructive Inspection)
Located at Magellan Aerospace, the CNDI is RRC’s second industrial campus created to locate transformative technologies within industry, provide support and open access to industry, students and researchers.
RRC Polytech Stevenson Campus
Manitoba is home to the third-largest aerospace sector in Canada and Red River College’s Stevenson Campus is an active partner, training our workforce to participate in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace sector.
Neeginan College of Applied Technology
Neeginan College of Applied Technology at the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) work with Manitoba Aerospace and our member companies to develop relationships and programs that support long term, stable Indigenous participation in the aerospace sector. Aerospace technical training provided by Neeginan and supported by industry advisory groups includes: Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul; CNC Machining; and Welding.
Tec Voc High School
At the secondary level, the industry has developed a strong relationship with Tec Voc High School. Tec Voc offers several programs to help students get prepared for entry level jobs within the aerospace/aviation industry. The legacy programs include Aerospace Manufacturing and Maintenance Orientation Program (AMMOP), a program for Grade 12 graduates, and the Aerospace & Aviation Technologies for students in Grade 10 to 12. Both programs provide an orientation to the aerospace industry and give students enhanced qualifications to apply for entry into aerospace/aviation related programs at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus. Both programs are certified by the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA).