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Aerospace Review Report supports College-Business Collaboration in the Aerospace Sector

Ottawa, December 6, 2012 – The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) commends the Aerospace Review Committee for its recognition of the importance of strengthening the aerospace workforce and the role of small businesses in Canada’s aerospace ecosystem.

“We agree that investments in promoting aerospace careers, supporting ongoing skills upgrading and ensuring up-to-date infrastructure will spur growth and job creation in the aviation sector” says ACCC President and CEO James Knight. “Colleges and institutes produce graduates with advanced skills in the new technologies required by the aerospace and manufacturing sectors and support the research and design activity of small businesses”.

Thirty ACCC member colleges and institutes across Canada offer a wide range of programs related to the aerospace industry including aircraft and avionics maintenance, aircraft maintenance engineering technology, aerospace manufacturing engineering technology, aircraft structural repair and aviation flight management.

ACCC is the national voice for 130 publicly-funded colleges and institutes with campuses in 1,000 communities, serving 1,500,000 full and part-time learners. Ninety percent of college graduates find employment within six months of program completion.

For more information contact:

Judy Barbeau
Communications Officer
Tel: (613) 746-5656