Shortage of QC aerospace workers complicated by lack of youth interest, international hiring

June 27, 2017

With an aging population, Quebec is seeing a concerning shortage of workers in the aerospace industry, reports Journal dé Montréal. The article explains that QC institutions such as École Polytechnique, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), and the École nationale d'aérotechnique at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit currently offer programming that train staff for the field, but are not able to meet industry demand. UQÀM School of Management Sciences Professor Mehran Ebrahimi explains that the issue stems from a lack of interest from youth in these subjects, and from the fact that the best people in the industry are recruited by companies all over the world. Journal dé Montréal