College gets a quarter million from Bombardier

Brodie Thomas
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College of the North Atlantic’s Port aux Basques campus will continue to be a national leader in non-destructive testing (NDT) after a $250,000 investment by Bombardier.

Student Stephen Lawrence, left, instructor Gus Ford, and student Eugene Hodder stand over some of the calibration blocks purchased with an investment by Bombardier. The blocks are used for the non-destructive testing program at College of the North Atlantic in Port aux Basques.

Much of that investment was used to purchase calibration blocks, said Gus Ford, instructor at the campus.

The finely machined metal blocks allow the students to calibrate their sensing equipment to meet the standards necessary for industry.

“This is equipment that would be out in the real word,” said Ford.

In a press release, Bombardier said it wants to invest in education now because the company believes those investments will pay dividends in future employees, and will lead to growth in aerospace and defense industries.

“Bombardier Aerospace is proud of its investment into the College of the North Atlantic, which falls in line with Bombardier Aerospace ‘3E approach’: philanthropic initiatives on three subjects, environment, entrepreneurship and of course, education,” said Derek Gilmour, vice president, Strategic Accounts, Specialized and Amphibious aircraft with Bombardier Aerospace.

Organizations: Bombardier Aerospace, College of the North Atlantic

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