The Vice-President, Research and Development of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Robert W. Mantha, suggested that Drummondville can count on an engineering school, even the campus of St. Charles area, and, from autumn 2017.
The scenario certainly seems optimistic, but not completely wacky. The University is active at the moment to assess the needs of the Centre-du-Québec businesses to identify which training programs are most relevant to the Drummondville campus.
“We are in consultation mode, there is nothing definite, summarizes University spokesman Jean-François Hinse. Our mission is to respond as effectively as possible to the needs of the region through training data on or off campus. ”
It is the omnipresence of the manufacturing sector in the Drummondville region that put the chip in the ear of Mr. Mantha regarding engineering. 500 companies we actually found this area in the region and many are constantly searching for new engineers to develop and prosper.
UQTR told Diane Paradis Framework Board, Vice-Rector for education and training, the mandate to assess the specific needs of the region and plan the implementation of new curricula. We can expect that the institution makes a concrete announcement to this effect in the coming months.
The University already offers training in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at its main campus in Trois-Rivières and will take steps to ensure not to cannibalize programs.