Computer Science students have the opportunity to benefit from a $1,000 scholarship, paid internships and work opportunities upon graduation thanks to a new partnership that Dawson College and the Dawson Foundation signed with CAE in late 2019.
“This initiative is an opportunity for two students every year for the next three years to launch their careers,” said Jaya Nilakantan, Coordinator of Dawson’s Computer Science Technology Program. CAE, headquartered in St-Laurent, is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets.
“We are offering future technicians from various fields to start a career at CAE with traineeships providing a work integrated learning experience,” said Mike Mishriky, Senior Manager of Software Engineering at CAE. “It is intended for full-time students registered in technology and aeronautics-oriented programs in six cegeps, including Dawson College.”
The six Dawson students selected by CAE over the next three years will each receive:
- a $1,000 scholarship
- $300 in tuition every semester until program completion
- paid internship(s) or summer job(s)
- potential on-call contract work during the school year until program completion
- potential full-time job offer upon completion of studies
- mentoring services to guide students during their participation in the program.
“CAE is committed to encouraging trainees to complete their studies and accommodating their school schedule,” Mike said. “In addition, the selection process will consider CAE’s values of diversity and inclusiveness.”
First Dawson students begin at CAE this summer
Several students from Dawson have applied for the first two CAE scholarships. The two Dawson students who are selected will find out at the end of March, and will begin their summer internships at the end of May.