New program in Electrical Engineering Technology


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The program is eligible for Perspectives Québec and Parcours scholarships, which can amount to up to $31,500.

CEGEP students will be able to enroll in a new program in the fall of 2023. The Electrical Engineering Technology: Automation and Control training course will be offered at the Gaspé Campus.

This program aims to train electrical engineering technologists capable of installing, commissioning, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment, systems and industrial robots. “The technologists will acquire the required skills while developing their knowledge of renewable energies. This is the color we wanted to give to the training, because we already had links, resources and equipment, for example in the wind power sector,” explains Jean Gagné, director of studies at the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles.

The college technology transfer center (CCTT) Nergica provides significant support in the implementation of the program. In particular, students will be able to access the CCTT infrastructures as well as the research site in Rivière-au-Renard. The facilities of the Center québécois de formation en maintenance d’éoliennes will also serve as full-scale laboratories.

Job prospects in different sectors

Beyond the wind power sector, technologists will intervene in different types of industries. Whether in aluminum smelters, hydroelectric power stations, hospitals, research centers, manufacturing and food industries and more, the possibilities for employment are numerous. With this new program, the Cégep aims to retain and attract qualified labor in the Gaspé.

“The program wants to get as close as possible to the reality experienced in an industrial environment. In addition to experiments, company visits, students will also have to complete an internship during their course,” adds Jean Gagné. This training will also be offered to French students from the electrotechnical BTS and wishing to follow a post-BTS course.

This program is eligible for Perspectives Québec and Parcours scholarships, which can amount to up to $31,500.

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