New Downsview Campus for Aerospace and Aviation
Canada ranks fifth in the world as a global aerospace supplier. This CAD 72-million campus is the first step towards creating an aerospace training and research hub for the development of new technologies in Ontario. The project receives CAD18.4 million in national Strategic Investment Funds (SIF), and CAD25.8 million from the Ontario provincial government. After more than a decade of close collaboration in support of aerospace education, skills training, and research and development, Centennial College dedicated its new campus at Downsview Park to Bombardier Aerospace in January 2019.
As the global demand continues to grow, The Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation will prepare the next generation of aerospace technicians and technologists, like Arnold Malunda, Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology student from Tanzania. “I chose this program because ever since I was young, I have always been fascinated with aircraft and how they work. I chose Centennial College because the new Downsview campus is really out of this world. It’s amazing and has all the equipment you need for successful graduation,” he says.
Centennial students gain experience working on the most advanced technology in the industry. With a new Bombardier Global 7500 business jet donation, students get hands-on training on the prototype of the world’s largest and longest-range purpose-built business jet with the industry’s most advanced avionics and airframe features, including high-performance wings.
New programmes at Centennial College:
- Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Business Analytics and Insights - Canadian Context
- Software Engineering Technology - Artificial Intelligence
- Child and Youth Care
- Paralegal - Court and Tribunal Agent
- Food Tourism
- Food Media