Investing in a well-trained workforce

Investing in a well-trained workforce

TransCanada supports new scholarships for Power Engineering program in Ontario

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Power-full future ahead: Napanee District Secondary School students David Harrison, Tyson Pilbrow, and Kendra Bucholtz joined Cambrian College Professor and Power Engineering Program Co-ordinator Robert Baker, TransCanada’s Napanee Generating Station Community Representative Peter Webster, TransCanada’s Director of Eastern Canada Power Development John Mikkelsen and Cambrian College’s Associate Vice-President of College Advancement Shawn Polland to launch a new series of Power Engineering scholarships for Napanee-area students.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:30pm


TransCanada is helping Ontario meet its clean energy goals by replacing retiring coal-fired generation capacity through the development of a new, highly efficient power facility in Napanee that will generate hundreds of jobs and boost the local economy.

The proposed Napanee Generating Station will be part of the community for decades and will require highly-trained power engineers to oversee its safe and reliable operation. And there’s no better place to find these future employees than right in the project’s backyard. That’s why TransCanada has joined Cambrian College in establishing the Power Engineering Scholarship Program, which will support the training of local residents for careers in the electricity industry.

“Cambrian is very pleased to be partnering with TransCanada, an industry leader in power generation not only in Ontario, but across Canada,” said Sonia Del Missier, Interim President, Cambrian College. “Access to higher education remains a priority for Ontario colleges, and financial barriers remain one of the top reasons why prospective students choose not to attend college. The establishment of the three scholarships for Cambrian’s Power Engineering program ensures that students from the Napanee area will be able to learn a skilled trade at Ontario’s leading educator of power engineers and will help TransCanada meet its future workforce needs.”

The partnership between TransCanada and Cambrian is the first of its kind. Scholarships will be available to residents of the Town of Greater Napanee, as well as residents of the Tyendinaga – Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Alderville First Nations.

TransCanada has committed to providing $60,000 towards these scholarships, which will cover a range of costs, including tuition, books and living expenses for the successful recipients. Find out more about this unique initiative on the TransCanada blog.

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