Training & Education
ConocoPhillips supports NAIT’s Power Engineering Tech program
By Anthony Capkun
November 23, 2014 – ConocoPhillips Canada (a producer of natural gas) recently announced $1.1 million in support of NAIT’s Power Engineering Technology program—as well as the NAIT Boreal Research Institute (NBRI)—through the creation of the ConocoPhillips Canada-Surmont Boreal Reclamation Project.
“We value our relationship with ConocoPhillips Canada,” said Dr. Glenn Feltham, president and CEO of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, adding this collaboration supports “one of our most in-demand programs”: Power Engineering Technology.
“Investing in post-secondary education programs is about so much more than writing cheques,” said Ken Lueers, president of ConocoPhillips Canada and a NAIT alumnus. “It’s about providing real opportunities for students to gain practical skills to be successful. And if we can assist in facilitating that, while simultaneously investing in research that supports our focus on responsible development, that’s the best win-win situation we could ask for.”
Photo of Surmont steam generators © ConocoPhillips Canada.