Home – Mission, Vision

Our mission …

To support and advance aviation maintenance training programs in Canada (to meet the needs of the aviation and aerospace industry).

Our vision …

To provide a strong united voice when dealing with collective concerns and to strengthen the programs offered by each member organization through collaboration.

Who we are …

The National Training Association (NTA) is a voluntary organization, who’s membership is comprised of Canadian Educational organizations that provide Transport Canada approved/accredited ab-initio (basic) Aviation Maintenance training programs. Such organizations are designated as “Approved Training Organizations” or ATO’s.

The association is self-funding through membership fees, supporting projects and initiatives of common interest to member organizations.

What we do …

Our focus is providing quality education in aircraft maintenance to support the Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licensing system and provide core competency education for non-licensed trades.

To do this, the NTA provides a united voice when addressing issues with, or related to:

  • Regulatory Framework & Reform
    • Ensuring the interests of ATOs/educators are brought forward and discussed with Transport Canada, and address the needs of regulators, ATO/educators and industry.
  • Aviation/Aerospace Interest Groups
    • Collaborating with various aerospace related government agencies, aviation and aerospace associations, sector councils and industry organizations on issues affecting training, education and occupational trade standards.
  • Collaboration amongst Educational Organizations
    • All ATOs are required to meet the same regulatory standard however each has the flexibility to determine the methods used for training delivery. The NTA provide a forum for information sharing, policy and procedure review, as well as sharing of best practices.