Algonquin College and CAE engage pathways in innovation, learning and Indigenous skills development through strategic MOU


CAE and Algonquin College executives and employees gather for a group photo following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

CAE and Algonquin College executives and employees gather for a group photo following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Algonquin College is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CAE, a global leader in training for the civil aviation and defence and security markets. This landmark agreement marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between academia and industry, aimed at advancing workforce development, skills training, and innovation across multiple sectors, as well as supporting skills development for Indigenous Peoples.

The MOU establishes a framework for both organizations to explore strategic initiatives that leverage Algonquin College’s cutting-edge educational programs and CAE’s industry-leading technologies. The collaboration encompasses several key projects, including the development of an Immersive Learning Lab and the launch of a virtual exhibit on Canada’s Cold War era in partnership with the Canadian Aviation & Space Museum, among others.

“Our collaboration with CAE epitomizes a significant amalgamation of education, technology, and innovation. I foresee innumerable opportunities within this partnership to equip our learners with the skills needed to meet the dynamic demands of the workforce and drive substantial progress in our society. Together, we are charting a path toward future initiatives that will transform the landscape of education and training,” said Claude Brulé, Algonquin College President and CEO.

The strategic initiatives underway and those planned for the future reflect a shared vision for enhancing educational outcomes, promoting diversity and inclusion, and fostering economic growth. Notably, the partnership emphasizes supporting Indigenous education and integrating innovative technologies into learning environments, demonstrating a comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

Algonquin College and CAE look forward to the advancements and opportunities that this partnership will bring to their communities, industries, and the individuals they serve.


For media inquiries:
Megan Fraser
Communications Officer
Algonquin College

About Algonquin College 

The mission of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. Algonquin College, an Ontario public sector community college, does this by offering hands-on, digitally connected, experiential learning in more than 200 programs. Algonquin College is the largest polytechnic institute in Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Ottawa, Perth, Pembroke and AC Online.

About CAE

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, and defense and security forces to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts-the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators as well as training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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