North Bay college students were treated to a visit from the Royal Canadian Air Force and some aircrafts earlier this month.
The air force brought along a CF-18 fighter jet as well as a CH-147 Chinook helicopter.
“We had a fantastic visit to Canadore College,” said Brigadier-General Mark Goulden. “We were very impressed with the quality of the programs Canadore provides, the enthusiasm of the students, and the professionalism of the staff and professors. The RCAF is eager to offer rewarding and challenging opportunities to any Canadore graduate interested in an aircraft maintenance career. In addition to excellent benefits, the experiences you can have with the RCAF are something you just won’t find anywhere else.”
“It was impressive because this was the closest I’ve been to a military aircraft, being able to inspect it,” said Felipe Gottardo, a second-year aircraft maintenance student from Brazil. “We don’t focus on military aircraft here [in class], but we can associate some of the things that we learn.”
George Burton, President and CEO at Canadore College, thanked RCAF for the visit and says for the aviation students, it was a chance to learn about different career paths available. He says they hope to provide the same experience to more secondary school students in the North Bay area.