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Opening opportunities for simulation technicians

By   Erin Wood

DEVILS LAKE, ND – Lake Region State College signed an official agreement with CAE to provide internships for students studying to be simulator technicians.

The corporate/campus partnership provides LRSC students in the Simulation Technology program an internship opportunity at the newly opened CAE training center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., for 8 weeks.

Students in the Sim Tech program will be prepared for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of electronic and mechanical components of simulators used in pilot training, entertainment and other applications. Students learn to use specialized tools, test equipment, built-in diagnostic equipment and technical data to isolate and locate faulty components or system malfunctions.

“We are happy to develop the next generation and onboard future talent by exposing them to our technology and services,” said Brian Darvell, CAE’s Center Leader – CAE Minneapolis, Charlotte and Miami Training Centers. “These new simulator technicians help fill vital roles within CAE’s ever-expanding pilot training business and have many career paths available in our global network of training centers.”

As a platinum partner CAE will help LRSC build an educated workforce. Platinum partners collaborate with LRSC to optimize student learning, working closely with faculty and college leadership regarding curriculum and learning/training experiences in the real world for students.

“This is a great partnership for LRSC and students in the Simulation Technology program,” said Dr. Doug Darling, LRSC President. “We hope that additional opportunities develop for LRSC students at CAE, whether it is enhanced internships, exposure to other simulation lab environments, or more.”

About CAE
CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defense force readiness and enhance patient safety. CAE has the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 8,500 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, CAE trains more than 120,000 civil and defense crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. Follow us on Twitter @CAE_Inc

About Lake Region State College
Lake Region State College is a student-centered, open-access, comprehensive community college within the North Dakota University System. Its Simulator Maintenance Technician program is the most comprehensive degree program in the nation. Lake Region State College provides quality academic education, vocational/