Cambrian College announced today that it has partnered with TransCanada to establish three, two-year scholarships in the Power Engineering program at Cambrian College. The partnership, which is the first of its kind between TransCanada and Cambrian, will make scholarships 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.
“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.”
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. This initiative also includes qualifying experience opportunities with TransCanada at the Halton Hills Generating Station and Portlands Energy Centre. Students will gain invaluable experience working with energy sector professionals on a daily basis, learning practical skills and gaining the necessary knowledge needed to help them achieve the careers in the power industry.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cambrian College on this exciting new initiative,” said Terry Bennett, TransCanada’s vice-president of Eastern Power Growth. “We have been working with the Town of Greater Napanee for months now, sharing our plans for the proposed Napanee Generating Station, answering questions and listening to concerns in an open and transparent manner. We consider this power facility to be a long-term partnership with the Town of Greater Napanee and the surrounding community. We hope that the scholarships at Cambrian will further reinforce our partnership with community while providing students with invaluable experience.”
To be eligible, students must first apply to Cambrian College through the Ontario College Application System and be accepted into the Power Engineering program.
The first of the two-year scholarships will be awarded in May 2014, with students beginning their summer work at Halton Hills Generating Station or Portlands Energy Centre in the summer of 2015.
For further information about the award, including how to apply and application deadlines, please visit the Cambrian College website www.cambrianinternational.ca
About Cambrian College
Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Cambrian College provides business, industry, and the public sector with workplace-ready employees and entrepreneurs who contribute significantly to the economic success of cities and communities. Cambrian offers more than 80 full-time programs and has approximately 4,100 full-time students and 7,000 part-time learners. Established in 1967, Cambrian now has more than 50,000 graduates who are making a difference in workplaces around the world. In a recent provincial survey, Cambrian graduates proved their job-readiness, earning an overall employer satisfaction rate of 93 percent.
With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit: www.transcanada.com or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada or http://blog.transcanada.com
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