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April 30 2018, students registered to the ATP program are invited to visit the Bombardier CSERIES assembly plant in company of the engineers and representatives of the Aerospace Workers Association IAMAW . They had a fantastic time ! This is the first visit of many others to come during the school year and organized in collaboration with aerospace partners.
March 2018: Article CBC News by Rebecca Martel
Cowansville students simulate flight, consider future careers in aerospace Aviation Connection set up flight simulation lab in local high school, now other communities want one, too. Rebecca Martel · CBC News · Read: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cowansville-students-simulate-flight-consider-careers-in-aerospace-1.4569056
February 20, 2018: Camil Dumont and Catherine Tobenas of Aviation Connection are honored by the Council of Commissioners of the Val des Cerfs School Board
The Council of Commissioners underlined the contribution of Camil Dumont and Catherine Tobenas of Aviation Connection in the establishment of the First Aeronautics Training Program at Massey Vanier High School in Cowansville. In september of 2018 two additional schools of the same commission will welcome the program for highschool students 9 to 12 grade.
March 2018: Recognition from the Ministry of Education
The Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education supports Aviation Connection grants support to Aviation Connection under the perseverance and academic success program allocated to the Montérégie Eastern region.
. "We must encourage and support the Regional Instances of Concertation, as they contribute to countering dropping out of school and promoting educational success for as many people as possible throughout Quebec. It is through the mobilization of all that we will reach the targets we have set ourselves. "Said Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports.
February 2018: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers signs a partnership agreement with Aviation Connection.
IAMAW represents more than 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a broad range of manufacturing including aerospace, auto parts, electronics, and heavy machinery and has 600,000 members in North America. The IAMAW is a dynamic association dedicated to defending the interests of its members.
"Protecting jobs begins with maintaining a healthy and skilled industry that ensures continuity and maintains jobs in the province. Aviation Connection's aviation training program is an initiative that generates a specialized workforce to ensure the survival of a Quebec industry weakened by a flagrant lack of candidates in training schools (ENA, EMAM, etc.). "Says Camil Dumont, Founding President Aviation Connection
January 2018: The Ministry of Economy Science and Innovation, supports the Aeronautics Training Program
The Ministry of the Economy Science and Innovation, contributes to the development of the aviation training program by providing financial support through the NovaScience program which supports projects that promote a greater understanding of science and technology by young people and the general public as well as the development of specialized highly qualified workforce
December 2017: The City of Bromont supports the Aeronautics Training Program
The City of Bromont recognizes the value of the ATP in promoting education, particularly in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to high school students and grants sponsorship for the development of the Program in the region. With its Science Park, Bromont, is the preferred choice for investors and entrepreneurs looking for maximum growth potential. As a recognized technology park, the Bromont Science Park promotes the development of a high-performance industrial cluster thanks to the presence of world leaders in the high-tech sectors. and has a large pool of skilled labor and a reliable and comprehensive infrastructure network including an airport near the facilities.
Cowansville, December 4 : A huge THANK YOU to AVIATION GOULET of Bromont
Jimmy Turcotte, Sébastien Drolet, and Pierre Dumont spent their time preparing the little yellow plane to bring it into the Massey-Vanier High School of Cowansville.
After 5 hours of work dismantling and reassembling parts of the cabin, the plane was in place in the AERO LAB. A total of 5 simulator stations will soon be added.
45 students will have the great opportunity to discover the wonderful world of aeronautics.
The AERO LAB will also be accessible to High School students on scheduled visits with teachers.
Aviation Connection highlighted on the largest aviation network in the world!
The Governor General's Cup (Canada) Air Rally, organized by the International Air Rally is a fundraising event that supports the implementation of Aviation Connection's Aeronautical Training Program (ATP).
Thanks to the contribution of the International Air Rally and Bombardier, as well as several other partners, two programs have materialized in Quebec: Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville and JH Leclerc High School in Granby.
Bombardier has been a sponsor since 2007.
Aviators TV 2 episodes special:
Granby, November 2nd 2017: Aeronautical Training Program in Granby
Mr. Christian Lacourse, Director of the JH Leclerc School in Granby, confirms his interest in the Aeronautical Training Program (ATP) to be offered to students in Secondary 3, 4 and 5, as of September 2018.
The ATP represents a great opportunity, not only for high school students, but also for CEGEP students in Granby enrolled in the new mechanical engineering program. They will be able to get involved in the restoration of a GRUMMAN TRAINER aircraft, donated by Aviation Connection, as part of the program.
The ATP is promoting a region that is mobilized to ensure the availability of a qualified workforce to support economic growth:
Mr. Patrick St-Laurent, General Manager of Granby Industrial recognizes the value of the ATP that promotes the integration of young people in the region's leading manufacturing companies. The ATP prepares students for a pathway in science and technology and introduces them to careers in these fields, thereby addressing the problems of lack of specialized manpower at the source, particularly in the aeronautics sector.
Aéroport Roland Désourdy (Bromont), Sunday October 1st – Massey-Vanier takes flight!
Several volunteer pilots gave the Massey-Vanier High-School students an extraordinary experience: an initiation flight.
Enrollment in the program is well underway. We are pleased with the success of this program and, above all, to discover that there is a great deal of interest in aeronautics among young people aged 14-15. A critical age to guide them to interesting careers in aeronautics.
Aviation Connection is on track to reach the expected number of students and we will certainly have to adjust that number beyond the 45 originally planned.
We would like to extend a warm THANK YOU to the volunteer pilots (from left to right):
Camil Dumont (Aviation Connection), José Fernandez (Polytechnique), Pierre Dumont (Aircraft mecanic Bromont), Ian Brown (EAA - Expérimental Aircraft Association) and, not in this picture, Luc Bouffard from Cowansville.
Eastern Townships, September 27th, 2017 – Recognition of Excellence
At the last meeting of the Eastern Township Board of Trustees, Aviation Connection (La Société) was recognized and congratulated for its accomplishment in the development of the Aeronautical Training Program at the Massey Vanier school for students of secondary 3.
Bromont Airport, September 16th 2017 – Press Conference
Launch of the Aeronautical Training Program at the Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville, Quebec. in presence of Mr. Fauteux, Mayor of Cowansville, School Principals: Julie Edwards and Jean Luc Pitre, Deputy Director of the Val-Des-Cerfs School Board and several students from Massey-Vanier High School.
At the press conference, the PA16 aircraft, destined to the school, was unveiled to the media: Radio Canada Télé Estrie and journalists of La Voix de l'Est (see attached links below)
As of January 2018, 45 students from Massey-Vanier High School, Cowansville Secondary III will have access to a unique and free extracurricular program: Aviation Connection's Aeronautical Training Program (ATP). The number of students will increase to nearly 300 with the addition of the 4th and 5th secondary students in 2019.
In Quebec, the ATP will have a direct impact on more than 1,000 students in 5 schools within the next 2 years. Aviation Connection aims to serve 50,000 students across Canada over the next 10 years. As early as 2019, students enrolled in the ATP will be invited to participate in a virtual aircraft design competition.
Bromont, September 2017
Aviation connection (La société) Aeronautical Training Program (ATP) will be presented at the Air show in Bromont on 15-16 and 17 September. Approximately forty students from Massey Vanier School will be present at the Aviation Connection booth to try out the flight simulator that will be available to them starting January 2018. The participants to the program will be invited to fly onboard the small aircraft destined to the program and on which they will learn the basic principles of aviation during 3 years.
Canada, August 2017
Aviation at the service of education:
Aviation Connection promotes the ATP in several provinces and territories, inviting young people to visit planes and fly!
Cowansville, July 2017
We are pleased to announce that Cowansville Massey-Vanier High School students 3, 4 and 5 will benefit from Aviation Connection's Aeronautical Training Program starting in January 2018.
Both, The Val-des-Cerfs and Eastern Townships school boards have welcomed this innovative program, destined to encourage young people to take an interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. The Municipality of Cowansville is behind this great initiative and a proud partner for the next 3 years.
Cowanswille, June 2017
Beloeil, December 2016
The Aviation Connection team appreciates the generosity of Mr. Real Savaria of Boucherville, Quebec, who, by way of the donation of his aircraft, an American General AA-1B Trainer, has contributed directly to the implementation of the first Aeronautical Training Program in a class of high school students in Quebec.
Mr. Savaria, an engineer and a teacher, understands the challenges facing our society and the importance of generating qualified young professionals armed for the future.
Trois-Rivières, November 19th 2016
Michel Paradis from Lac Kénogami, Saguenay, QC donated his PA-16 aircraft to Aviation Connection, represented by its President, Camil Dumont.
This gesture is extraordinary. This young man is very generous. Aware of his chance of being able to fly and reaching a career that allows him to do so, he was influenced by his father who passed on to him his passion for aviation and amateur aircraft construction, by this gesture he wants to sensitize young people and encourage them to make the necessary efforts to access a good quality of life by taking control of their future.
''Young people always follow role models, my role model is my father! Aviation Connection has taken the pole and I am very pleased to contribute to their efforts so that young people have a bright future and that our society continues to shine in the world of aviation at the international level.'' - Michel Paradis
Thank you Michel!