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St. Lawrence College students enjoy new Wind Turbine and Trades Training Facility


February 7, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

February 07, 2011

Students at St. Lawrence College in Kingston are training for clean energy careers in a new state-of-the-art Wind Turbine and Trades Training Facility. The college is also planning for the largest solar rooftop installation at any post-secondary institution in Canada.

“We are proud to be a leader in cutting-edge renewable energy technology education and innovation. We also take pride in improving our communities through green initiatives. We appreciate the support of the government to help build a cleaner energy future,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO of St. Lawrence College.

The college aims to help meet the growing number of jobs in Ontario’s “clean energy economy” with programs that train students to become wind turbine technicians, energy system engineers, geothermal technicians and more. The college also plans to install over 1200 solar modules on three rooftops. Once completed, the college expects it to be the largest solar rooftop installation at any post-secondary institution in Canada.