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Aviation Sector Council CAMC rebrands itself to CCAA

Feb. 1, 2011, Ottawa - Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) has changed its name to Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA). CCAA will continue to assist the industry with skills development and the demographic challenges it faces.


February 1, 2011
By Carey Fredericks


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Describing the name change, CCAA Executive Director Robert Donald
stated, “Although its origins are in the aviation maintenance segment of
the industry, the work of the Council increasingly encompassed other
areas. 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 that
takes direction from its Board of Directors, its other boards and
committees, as well as its members and partners. 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. 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.

In order to ensure that its studies and projects deliver tangible
results to industry, CCAA solicits the advice of industry with respect
to concept and direction for these projects. CCAA also works closely
with national and regional industry associations, many of whom are
represented on CCAA’s board of directors.

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