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Farnham, July 10, Farnham City Council members vote in favor of a support for the establishment of the Aeronautics Training Program at Jean-Jacques Bertrand High School.

A wind of dynamism has been blowing in Farnham since the arrival of the new Mayor Patrick Melchior, who describes himself as a man of action. Already very involved with young people because of his role as director of the Bedford Youth Center, the Mayor knows the issues and the importance of encouraging school perseverance and supporting young people in their journey towards a promising future.
Strongly encouraged by the recommendations of Mr. Gaétan Brault, Director of the Farnham School, Mr. Melchior and his advisors, supported the program that will be put in place this September 2018. Already an aircraft is online for the restoration project in Farnham and will be unveiled during a press conference.
There are now 3 schools of the Val-des-Cerfs School Board that benefit from the Aeronautics Training Program.

Ville St-Laurent, June 7, 2018: Aeronautical Training Program for Ville St-Laurent High School Students

Thanks to the support of Ville St-Laurent Economic Development, Bombardier and AIMTA (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers), the commitment and dynamism of Marguerite-Bourgeois' School Board and school principal, Mr. Brisebois, that students, grade 1,2,3,4 and 5 at St. Laurent High School will benefit from the Aeronautics Training Program free of charge, starting September 2018.

"EDSTL's mission is to support projects that foster the growth of the borough's collective wealth while stimulating the development of Saint-Laurent businesses. It helps create an environment conducive to business development that will generate economic, environmental and job-creation benefits. To do this, it promotes the creation of a climate conducive to business development."

It is in this context that the program will be implemented in order to foster the development of a specialized workforce that will ensure the growth of the industry.

The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board is delighted to be able to provide a program centered on aeronautics that promotes the learning of Science, Technology and Mathematics and directs young people to a bright future.

The next school of the CSMB is already identified! This brings the number of schools benefiting from the Program to 5, for the year 2018. To be continued ...

The students of J. H. Leclerc are proud to be supported by important players in the development of the region and the field of new technologies at the global level

The Aeronautics Training Program at J. Leclerc High School is made possible thanks to the participation of 3 major partners

1. City of Granby: Industrial Granby
2. Safran (Patronage), France
3. Aviation Connection (The company)

Safran, headquartered in France, is an international high-technology group operating in the fields of propulsion and aeronautical equipment, space and defense. Operating on every continent, the Group employs more than 58,000 people.

The City of Granby through its Industrial Park, has the mission to support existing manufacturing companies in their growth, their needs, their stakes and their projects. High-performance companies, located in the Industrial Park, stand out in the aeronautics and advanced technology sector in Granby: ATLAS Aeronautik, NSE-Automatech and A7 Integration, Avior, Fives and others.

For the industry, for the city of Granby, ensuring specialized manpower is important, which is why this program plays an important role in the development of the region.

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:

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.

Media Coverage:

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

Program Launch:

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

The Aviation Connection Aeronautical Training Program (ATP) offered at no charge to Massey-Vanier High School students: Secondary 3 & 4 in Cowansville, Quebec set to begin January 2018.

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.

Mirabel, 24 octobre : Les membres du Conseil de la Ville de Mirabel votent en faveur d’un appui pour la mise sur pied d’un programme de Formation à l’École secondaire de Mirabel

Mirabel se développe et  connaît un essor remarquable grâce à une équipe  composée de gens passionnés, et engagés pour assurer la croissance et le bien-être de ses citoyens. C’est grâce à l’appuie de M. Bouchard, Maire de Mirabel et le support des Conseillers Municipaux ainsi que Développement Économique Mirabel, que les élèves de l’École secondaire de Mirabel bénéficieront dès décembre 2018, du Programme de Formation en Aéronautique de la Société Aviation Connection. L’industrie aéronautique répond à l’appel, ainsi Pratt & Whitney accorde une contribution financière au programme. Airbus devrait bientôt confirmer à son tour. Afin d’offrir ce Programme unique sans frais pour les étudiants, pour l’École et la Commission Scolaire, chaque école nécessite le support de 3 partenaires majeurs qui s’engagent pour  une période de 3 ans.

Le Programme de Formation en Aéronautique est une initiative très appréciée de l’industrie: Selon le CAMAQ, d’ici 10 ans, ce sont 31 681 postes (8 816 postes à créer et 22 865 postes à combler principalement en raison des départs à la retraite) qui devront être comblés au Québec. L’aérospatiale au Québec est dans une situation de pénurie de travailleurs et de travailleuses.  Les écoles techniques  qui forment la relève ne sont qu’à moitié pleines. Pourtant, les opportunités sont là, les salaires sont en moyenne 30% plus élevée que dans le reste du secteur manufacturier et les conditions de travail sont avantageuses. Sensibiliser les jeunes dès le secondaire, c’est la solution.


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!