For approximately two years, Mathieu Beauchamp1 has worked as a test bench technician at the ÉNA2. “I ensure the proper functioning of engines and their data acquisition systems. Our facilities simulate tests performed by aircraft maintenance technicians to verify the performance of engines. In doing so, we also validate their airworthiness, ensuring the aircraft can fly safely without risk of crashing due to engine failure,” he explains.

Challenges to address

Since the start of his career at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Mathieu Beauchamp has had the opportunity to carry out projects he never imagined.

For example, he designed and made parts using 3D printing technology to replace parts no longer available and he created time capsules for the cégep network’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

A big playground

“Without a doubt, cégeps offer an environment that is conducive to personal development and growth,” says Mathieu Beauchamp. “We often hear students say that cégep is either the worst three years of their lives – or the ten best. In my case, I plan on making cégep the best 35 years of my life. For me, it’s not a place of work, it’s a playground I love.”

1 Mathieu Beauchamp is a member of the Syndicat du personnel de soutien du Collège Édouard-Montpetit.
2 The École nationale d’aérotechnique is affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.