Vancouver Island students get green light, securing Boeing Seattle internships.

“Vancouver Island’s aerospace industry is about to get a shot in the arm as Boeing has agreed to provide paid internships for Island university students starting next summer. According to the agreement signed with the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University and Vancouver Island University, one student from each school will be hired by the aerospace giant, starting in the summer of 2014.” – Victoria Times Colonist, Full article here

Vancouver Island Aerospace exhibit at ADSE Aug 8 2013

“The BC aerospace sector is a successful, high value, high technology engineering, manufacturing and service industry. The opportunity for Canadian and international aerospace industry partners to come together to capitalize on assets and capabilities has never been more timely.  The current Aerospace Review implementation process has government and industry engaging together like never before to grow the aerospace sector.

Ensuring that business, industry and government are all working together to create opportunities and access to the key technologies required for the aerospace products in the future is critical if we are to grow, create new jobs and generate increased wealth in our economy.” – ADSE, full expo details here

BC Companies at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association annual conference

Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour

“British Columbia is a leader in the aerospace industry with a geographic advantage. Our province offers the necessary intellectual and natural capital to compete in a 21st-century economy that relies significantly on emerging markets and opportunities.” – Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, full article here