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Agreement signed to provide better training for aerospace workers

April 11, 2013, Ottawa - The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a cooperation agreement that will provide greater support for skills training and certification of aerospace workers.

April 11, 2013  By The Ottawa Citizen

“In an industry that is as technologically advanced as aerospace,
providing opportunities for training, up skilling and certification of
workers is critical to our success,” said Jim Quick, President and CEO
of AIAC. “Through this partnership, both AIAC and CCAA will be able to
increase the effectiveness and reach of the services and expertise that
we offer. This will mean more training opportunities for our work force,
as well as greater collaboration in the development of labour and
skills policy.”


“I am very excited about the opportunities created by our partnership
with AIAC,” said Robert Donald, Executive Director of CCAA. “Together
with AIAC and its members, we are now able to implement some of the
recommendations from the Aerospace Review’s Emerson Report and ensure
greater training and up skilling of workers in our industry.”



As part of the agreement, CCAA products and services, including
training, certification, accreditation and standardization, will be
available to AIAC members at a discounted price. CCAA and AIAC will also
collaborate on the development and marketing of specific events and
seminars geared towards aerospace workers. A complete list of product
offerings and AIAC member discounts can be found here:


CCAA will also have a representative on AIAC’s People & Skills
Committee, which develops industry-wide policy positions on human
resources and training issues.


The announcement comes on the heels of the release of the Emerson
Report and the 2013 federal budget, both of which highlighted the
critical role that training and up skilling play for aerospace workers.
“This agreement highlights the need for partnership and collaboration
when it comes to maintaining a workforce of the quality and calibre we
have in Canada,” said Quick. “We continue to work with our partners in
government and industry to ensure that our workers have the environment
and support they need to do the cutting-edge work that defines Canadian


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