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Community/Corporate Partnership Award
Algonquin College received an award for Community/Corporate Partnership at the 2009 Colleges Ontario Awards luncheon in Toronto this February. The honour recognized the partnership between Hydro One and Algonquin, Georgian, Northern and Mohawk colleges, which aims to increase the number of graduates from the Electrical Engineering Technology program. Hydro One invested $3 million dollars towards curriculum development, new equipment, scholarships and bursaries for students in these four post-secondary institutions. The overall goal is to address the retirement gap that is expected within the next five years at Hydro One. At Algonquin College, prospective electrical engineering students will benefit from the partnership through the additional financial assistance opportunities and enhanced job readiness from the state-of-the-art learning facilities.
To learn more about the Hydro One / Algonquin College partnership visit our archives.
Photo (L to R): Matthew Bird, Hydro One Station Maintenance Electrical Apprentice, and a graduate of Algonquin's Electrical Engineering Technician Program; Paul St. Denis, Superintendent, Stations Eastern Zone, Hydro One; Robert Gillett, President, Algonquin College; Raymonde Hanson, Vice-President Academic, Algonquin College.
Robert Gillett, President of Algonquin College, welcomed Paul St. Denis, Hydro One Superintendent, Stations Eastern Zone, to tour the College’s Electrical Engineering Technician and Technology programs’ facilities as part of a partnership that will address the skilled trades shortage in the electricity delivery industry. Algonquin and Hydro One recently signed an agreement that is designed to attract students into the electrical transmission and distribution utility sector.
Hydro One will contribute up to $3 million for scholarships, program development and equipment to Algonquin College (Ottawa, Ontario), Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario), Mohawk College (Hamilton, Ontario) and Northern College (Timmins, Ontario) for programs that will train students for technicians, technologists and trades positions in the sector. Students in Algonquin’s Electrical Engineering Technician and Technology programs will benefit from this unique partnership.
Secretary, Electronics/Electro-Mechanical Studies
Director, Corporate & Business Development