Last Wednesday, The Center for Innovation in Microelectronics of Quebec (CIMEQ), announced a new course destined to train Electronic Technologists at Collège Lionel-Groulx, in Sainte-Thérèse - Laurentides.
This course was implemented through collaboration between the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and Collège Lionel-Groulx to encourage students to choose training in the analogue field.
«Essentially, we hope this new program that we’ve coined : ‘Activités Préparatoires pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (APRI), ((Preparatory Activities for Research and Innovation (PARI))) will attract students into a field which, at present, has a great need for workers» explained CIMEQ GM François Verdy-Goyette.
Among others, the latter was accompanied by Nicolas G. Constantin (ÉTS) and Michel-Louis Beauchamp (Collège Lionel-Groulx).
This three-year Exchange and Continued education course at ÉTS will allow students to acquire the tools in order to achieve excellence in the area of analogue electronics.
These ones will see their transition from college to graduate studies done more easily. «We will train students who have shown interest in this discipline and create activities to enable them to invest time in it. This will be ideal for their educational path », added Mr. Verdy-Goyette.
These past few years particularly, CIMEQ has accumulated great technical knowledge and has acquired vast experience in this sector.
An important training program
This specialized training is made possible thanks to a collaboration between the Dr Nicolas G. Constantin, professor at the ÉTS, Michel Guindon, researcher at the CIMEQ as well as Gilles Deschênes, teacher and coordinator of the ‘Technologie des systèmes ordinés’ department at Collège Lionel-Groulx.
The modules of this new program will provide a framework for more effective training in order to prepare the students for internships lasting from six to twelve months, and will create a direct impact on the competitiveness among interns within participating companies.
"We have been made aware of the importance of this program, for the development of the student, and for it’s potential in the industry", concluded Michel-Louis Beauchamp.