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Voyageur Aviation launches Pathway Bursary Program for aspiring AMEs


June 13, 2024  By Wings Staff

Inaugural students of Voyageur Aviation’s Pathway Bursary Program along with some of the company’s maintenance experts, including staff mentors and management. (Photo: Voyageur Aviation)

Voyageur Aviation Corp. introduced its new Pathway Bursary Program in partnership with Canadore College – School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology.

The unique program is exclusively available to graduates of Nipissing/Parry Sound District secondary schools enrolled in qualifying programs at Canadore College’s Aviation Campus in North Bay, Ontario. The initiative offers full tuition scholarships, mentorship, and assured summer and post-graduation employment.

“Voyageur is proud to launch the Pathway Bursary Program, offering local students the opportunity to pursue their passion for aviation,” said Chas Eveson, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering, Voyageur Aviation. “As a company, we recognize the importance of investing in the next generation of aviation professionals and are committed to supporting their education and career development.

“Voyageur’s partnership with Canadore College – School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology is integral to the success of The Pathway Bursary Program,” continued Eveson. “We are proud that this opportunity will benefit North Bay and the surrounding area, offering students the chance to pursue their aircraft maintenance passion right here at home.”

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The Pathway Bursary Program maintains a continuous enrollment of six awarded students, explains Voyageur Aviation, ensuring ongoing support and opportunity for aspiring aircraft maintenance professionals, while fostering talent for the aviation industry in northeastern Ontario.

“The support from Voyageur Aviation has been instrumental in providing opportunities for our students pursuing an aircraft maintenance career,” said George Burton, President of Canadore College. “Voyageur’s Pathway Bursary Program offers local students a momentous opportunity to obtain a higher aircraft maintenance education at Canadore, with guaranteed employment post-graduation with a highly innovative and reputable company like Voyageur Aviation.”

The Pathway Bursary Program offers selected students a full tuition scholarship, summer employment, mentorship from Voyageur Aviation select Aircraft Maintenance Engineers throughout school term, and a guaranteed offer of full-time employment upon completion of their program. Qualifying programs at Canadore College include Aircraft Structural Repair Technician (1 year), Avionics Technician – Aircraft Maintenance (2 years), and Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance (2 years).

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