Aerospace Technology Campus
Thanks to government and industry support, the $80 million Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) is fast becoming a reality. Construction is nearing completion on 12.2 acres at the gateway to Vancouver International Airport.
The ATC will build upon BCIT's existing reputation as a recognized leader in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul training.
Expanded programs and skill development opportunities will give BCIT graduates a significant advantage in the high-demand aerospace field. Over the next five years, 2,900 skilled workers are expected to be hired in BC alone.
Government support helped BCIT take the first steps towards establishing the ATC. In 2003, the Government of British Columbia announced its new BC Aerospace Strategy and committed $16.4 million in funding for the ATC. This investment was instrumental in moving the project forward.
BCIT received a further $7.5 million from other partners committing to critical investments in the new campus, including the Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada; Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace; Raytheon Canada; WestJet; BMO Financial Group; CIBC; the RBC Foundation; YVR; Bombardier; HSBC; Scotiabank; Avcorp Industries; Highbury Foundation; and London Air Services.