North Island College instructor Ruedi Pletscher demonstrates the finer points of aircraft wing construction.

Aircraft program joins up with Canadian Forces

The Canadian Forces (CF) has accredited NIC’s Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) program which is located in Campbell River

The Canadian Forces (CF) has accredited NIC’s Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) program which is located in Campbell River.

This is excellent news for NIC students and graduates considering a career with the CF.

Graduates of the program receive advanced standing as Aircraft Structures Technicians with the Canadian Forces, and current students may apply to the CF’s Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan (NCM-SEP) to have their education and training costs paid.

In addition to covering the costs of your education, the NCM-SEP also provides a salary while you go to school and an annual vacation, and it guarantees you a job upon graduation.

“Aircraft Structures is the third NIC program that has received accreditation, joining Industrial Automation Technician and Professional Cook, which speaks volumes about the quality of the education being delivered by NIC,” said Don Gillingham, North Island College (NIC)’s dean of trades and technology.  “Achieving accreditation is a rigorous process, and we are extremely excited to have received the stamp of approval once again.”

The Aircraft Structures Technician program is offered at NIC’s Vigar Vocational Centre in Campbell River and consists of about 1,150 hours of shop and classroom instruction, beginning with the basic theory of flight. Students learn about aircraft systems, construction and Transport Canada regulatory requirements. They build and repair sheet metal, tubular, composite, wooden, and fabric aircraft structures.

Graduates develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in all aspects of aircraft sheet metal work. The next intake begins this September, and a few spots are still available.

To be eligible for the Canadian Forces – Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan, you must be accepted into a CF-approved college program, be a Canadian citizen and be at least 18 years old.

“Eligibility to study under NCM-SEP is a tremendous opportunity and a great way to pay for your post-secondary education,” said Gillingham. “If you are interested in aircra

For more information about the program, contact an NIC student advisor at 1-800-715-0914 and visit www.forces.ca

Just Posted

Risk of falling debris in Zeballos increased ‘tenfold’ following wildfires – geohazard report

State of emergency and evacuation order affecting 21 people remain in effect

Cole Slaney leads the Campbell River Storm on and off the ice

“He’s always the last off the ice,” said Elizabeth Cudmore, the Campbell… Continue reading

Where do Campbell River council candidates stand on municipal tax increases?

Differing views on how too keep taxes down – or whether that is even possible

Campbell River candidates shovel their way through snow removal question

How do the candidates feel about the city’s current snow removal policies and what would they change?

Confusion in Campbell River on first day of cannabis legalization

Some users puzzled as dispensaries close just before pot becomes legal across Canada

B.C. NDP retreats again on empty-home tax for urban areas

Rate reduced for all Canadians, dissident mayors to get annual meeting

Shots fired at Vancouver Island house during fight

Shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in 500 block of Kennedy Street, say Nanaimo RCMP

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

B.C. woman looks to reduce stigma surrounding weed-smoking moms

Shannon Chiarenza, a Vancouver mom of two, started weedmama.ca to act as a guide for newcomers to legal cannabis, specifically mothers

B.C. teen gives away tickets to Ellen Degeneres show, plans O Canada welcome

The Grade 9 student wanted to give away tickets in the spirit of inclusivity

Most Read