Lambton College partners with Bruce Power to secure training of qualified graduates for future workforce


August 24, 2016

Lambton College partners with Bruce Power
Lambton College partners with Bruce Power

SARNIA, August 24, 2016 – Lambton College is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bruce Power designed to ensure the training of qualified graduates for the company’s workforce.

The new partnership means that graduates of Lambton College’s Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology, Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology, and Millwright Mechanical Technician programs will 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 these programs will be eligible for field or cooperative experiences that are consistent with the program description including opportunities at Bruce Power.

“We want to ensure that people attending college with a goal of employment at Bruce Power as an Operator, Maintainer or Technician have options identified that will help with this goal,” says Chip Horton, Vice President of Nuclear Operations Support Division at Bruce Power.

“Lambton College has always had a very close working relationship with employers, especially when it comes to developing education for industry technicians and technologists,” says Donna Church, Vice President, Academic, Lambton College “We’re pleased to strengthen our existing relationship with Bruce Power. Ontario colleges take great pride in working in collaboration with partners like Bruce Power to align program training with their needs, which ensures students from these programs are job-ready upon graduation.”

Of the six new partnership programs established between Bruce Power and Ontario Colleges, three Lambton College technician and technology programs received partnership accreditation. Programs were selected based on quality of the curriculum, exemplary campus training facilities, and the College’s commitment to building and implementing robust educational programming.

“These three programs are truly some of the best in the province and we have become very well known in the industry for our ability to provide both theoretical and practical education with an emphasis on safety and environmental best practices,” says Church. “Our students are able to train in industry standard labs and pilot plant facilities, and our graduates continue to be held in high regard by industry employers such as Bruce Power.”

Bruce Power says the new partnerships are an important addition to their existing scholarship program, which has issued $50,000 in scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties over the past six years.

For more information on Lambton College’s Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology, Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology, and Millwright Mechanical Technician programs, go to lambtoncollege.ca/programs.

Limited spots may still be available in these programs for September 2016. For more information, or to book an appointment or personal tour with an Enrolment Advisor, call 519-541-2403 or email info@lambtoncollege.ca.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.

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Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca