McMaster’s aerospace program gets $3.8 million government boost
Published February 28, 2023 at 10:42 am
Hamilton’s McMaster University received $3.8 million in federal funding for its aerospace programs.
Announced on Monday, the investment from the country’s Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative will go towards McMaster’s training and upskilling aerospace programs.
The university’s curriculums were developed with input from researchers and major aerospace companies and organizations.
“There is great power in partnerships. When industry, academia and governments come together – pooling talent, capital and infrastructure – the opportunities to realize our collective potential is magnified,” says McMaster President David Farrar.
“McMaster has earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable partner, with a track record of success in developing dynamic and long-lasting collaborations – and I am confident that this project is guaranteed to build on that success and result in remarkable benefits for the aerospace sector.”
Hamilton MP and economic development minister Filomena Tassi says aerospace workers and businesses across Southern Ontario are being equipped “with the skills and training they need to soar into the future.”
McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering has prioritized innovation and development in the aerospace sector over the last several years.
Florent Lefevre-Schlick, the project lead and senior advisor to McMcaster’s Aerospace, Defence and Security Industries, is thrilled with the government partnership.
“This is a new and innovative model that emphasizes active collaboration in designing, instructing and mentoring learners to enable a stronger workforce in the aerospace industry. Reskilling areas include aerospace operations, integration of technologies, supply chain management and sustainability,” explained Lefevre-Schlick.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising