ST-LAURENT SECONDARY SCHOOL
The management of ST-LAURENT high school, Pavillon St-Germain and Pavillon Émile Legault of the Commission scolaire Marguerite Bourgeoys (CSMB) welcomes the Aeronautics Training Program. We would like to thank Ms. Diane Lamarche-Venne, President of the CSMB and the Executive Committee, for opening the door to this unique Program in North America.
St-Laurent High School has over 2,000 students. The school is located in an area with the highest concentration of immigrants in Montreal. The families of the school’s students come from over 120 different countries!
Photo: AERO LAB ST-LAURENT inaugurated on September 25, 2018.
Bombardier and CAE: Principal sponsors of the Aviation Connection Aerospace and A.I. STEM Program at the St-Laurent High School
The Saint-Laurent borough is one of the main industrial hubs in Quebec.
Technoparc Montreal located on the territory, is considered the largest technological park in Canada, dedicated to the development of advanced technology in four main sectors: aeronautics, life sciences, information technologies and communications, as well as clean technologies. Building a competent succession for this industry is part of the mission of Développement Économique St-Laurent.
The Aviation Connection team appreciates the support of the school principal in setting up an AEROLAB in one of the premises of the St-Germain pavilion. This is where the weekly AERO 1 courses are held. The 8 flight simulators accommodate up to 16 students at a time. 2-5 sessions per week depending on number of students registered. Courses are provided by Aviation Connection instructors during the entire school year.
The AERO 2 component: Engineering, construction of remote-controlled cargo planes for competition, is held at the Émile Legault pavilion in the school’s workshop and technology laboratory.
The AERO 3 component: Artificial Intelligence and drones, is held in the 2 pavilions. 15 drones at the St-Germain pavilion and 15 drones at the Émile Legault pavilion, 2 students per drone.
In 2019, St-Laurent School had the highest success rate in exams.
In 2020, 150 students enrolled in the extracurricular AERO 1 course and 180 are enrolled in Artificial Intelligence and drones. This number will be increased in 2021.
“STEM learning and Artificial Intelligence are essential skills development in the 21st century.
Aviation Connection and partners, provide equal educational opportunity. The resources contributed by Aviation Connection and partners which are normally only accessible in private schools or offered at cost to public school students, are now accessible to all at no cost and no prerequisite in public schools only .