Training & Education
Connecting the Lambton, Georgian, Algonquin & St. Clair dots to Bruce Power
By Anthony Capkun
August 25, 2016 – To ensure “a steady flow of qualified candidates for the company’s workforce”, Bruce Power has partnered with four Ontario colleges on six diploma programs. They include:
• Lambton College in Sarnia for the Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology program, Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology program, and Mechanical Technician Industrial Millwright program.
• Georgian College in Owen Sound for the Power Engineering Technology program. Georgian College in Barrie for the Electrical Engineering Technology program.
• St. Clair College in Windsor for the Chemical Laboratory Technology program.
• Algonquin College in Pembroke for the Applied Nuclear Science and Radiation Safety program.
In addition to a college diploma, graduates from these six programs will eventually be eligible to receive certification under the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program—a standardized certificate program developed to help ensure potential nuclear plant workers study an industry-approved curriculum. Additionally, students in the partner programs will be offered field or co-op experiences consistent with the program description, including opportunities at Bruce Power.
The generator says these new partnerships are “an important addition” to its scholarship program, which has offered $50,000 in scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties for the past six years. Students who are enrolled in a skilled trade program, college or university for the 2016/17 academic year are invited to apply for one of 100 scholarships, each valued at $500.
Bruce Power is home to eight CANDU reactors, supplying about 30% of Ontario’s electricity.
PHOTO: Aerial view of the Bruce Power site in Kincardine, Ont. Photo courtesy Bruce Power.