February 12, 2021 – Holland College: Holland College will offer the one-year Aircraft Turbine Technician program again in September, President Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald announced. The reintroduction of the program, which was suspended last year, is based on industry demand, Dr. MacDonald said.
“We have been meeting with industry sectors to assess and act on labour market issues. The aerospace sector is vibrant, and employers in the industry have expressed the need for skilled workers immediately,” he said.
For Jeff Poirier, Acting President Airlines & Fleets and VP and General Manager of StandardAero Summerside, this is welcome news.
“The pandemic created challenges for many industries, hardest hit was the aviation and aerospace sector worldwide; however, Aerospace on PEI, while significantly challenged at times, has stabilized. For companies like StandardAero, the challenges created for many companies is creating opportunities for us. That optimism along with normal attrition, like retirements, creates the critical need to continue to add to our great team – we are happy to see the Aircraft Turbine Technician program being offered again in September,” he said.
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