Training & Education
CNA Corner Brook gets Power Engineering boost… and then some
By Anthony Capkun
November 8, 2016 – The College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook, is receiving over $4.3 million in funding for its Centre for Energy & Thermal Systems and for campus upgrades.
“The immediate impact will be felt in the Power Engineering program, where we will be able to offer 3rd class training in addition to the current 4th class,” said college spokesperson Roger Hulan. “It also enhances our 4th class by allowing all practical to be completed in-house.” Currently, 15-20% must be done via industry placement, Hulan said.
He added that while the program list hasn’t yet been finalized, “the potential is there to offer Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic and also Heating Systems Technician as a result of this funding, not to mention the ability to extend our industry training and continuing education in a number of areas: vibration analysis and condition monitoring, HVAC system design, operation and maintenance, Hydro-Electric Process Control Simulation, etc.”.
Through this joint federal-provincial investment, more than $2.1 million comes from the federal government as part of the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, with the remaining funds matched by the province of Newfoundland & Labrador.
PHOTO: College of the North Atlantic’s VP of Industry & Community Engagement, Robin Walters (left), outlines the benefits associated with the $4.3 million announcement in the Corner Brook campus’ Power Engineering workshop to Gerry Byrne, minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. Photo courtesy CNA.