The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) has changed its name to Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA). The name change reflects the council’s work for the entire aviation and aerospace sector, according to officials.
“Although its origins are in the aviation maintenance segment of the industry, the work of the council increasingly encompassed other areas,” said Robert Donald, executive director. “For example, in 2005, CAMC published four occupational standards for aerospace manufacturing, and in 2008 it completed a study of the aerospace industry. In 2010, it completed studies on commercial pilots (fixed wing and rotary) and Canadian airports. The CAMC name no longer reflected the true scope of the council’s work and, consequently, the name has now been changed to Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA).”
As a sector council, CCAA is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation. Sector councils work as a uniting element to engage employers, workers, educators, professional associations and government in a strategic alliance that is focused on implementing solutions to the specific skills and human resource needs that will enable the sector to thrive, officials explain. There are currently 34 sector councils, each operating in a major sector of the Canadian economy (e.g., mining, forestry, fishing, petroleum, and trucking). CCAA is the council for the aviation and aerospace industry.
CCAA receives the majority of its funding from the Canadian government through its Sector Council Program administered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Funding is provided to conduct studies, and projects to develop specific tools to assist the aviation and aerospace industry.
The Canadian aviation and aerospace sector employs more than 200,000 workers with sales of more than $24 billion annually.
For more information: AvAeroCouncil.ca