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Air Canada Partners with Colleges to Provide New Scholarships in Aviation

Air Canada Partners with Colleges to Provide New Scholarships in Aviation

To support students pursuing studies as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) who self-identify as women or visible minorities, Air Canada has announced an arrangement with seven universities nationwide. With the addition of this new scholarship, Air Canada is even more committed to helping underrepresented students pursue this incredibly popular career path.

A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each institution to help with the cost of their studies to become AMEs. Any student who receives a scholarship will have the chance to intern at Air Canada Maintenance. Three years are covered under the initial contract with the institutions.

“Air Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of AMEs and we are proud to collaborate with these schools from across Canada. This scholarship is in addition to other programs we have in place, such as workplace integrated learning, and will help traditionally under-represented students move forward with their education in this exciting, professional STEM field,” said Joshua Vanderveen, Vice President of Maintenance at Air Canada. “Today’s AMEs are highly skilled people who require technical expertise, critical thinking skills, effective, collaborative problem-solving abilities in working with some of the most complex and advanced commercial aircraft. Through initiatives like this, Air Canada is working to help the Canadian aviation industry continue developing skilled AMEs to support commercial flights.”

Students enrolled in the AME programs at Northern Lights College, Fanshawe College, Canadore College, Centennial College, Mohawk College, and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will be eligible to receive the scholarships. Later in 2024, the first scholarships will be given out.

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