Lambton College’s new Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician program in high demand locally and regionally


July 27, 2017

SARNIA, July 27, 2017 – A new program being launched at Lambton College this fall is already receiving widespread attention from local industry.

The Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician program, being offered for the first time this September, has been designed to provide students with technical skills focused on protecting and controlling the distribution of electrical power within the grid.

Students enrolled in the newly developed program will study power generation from traditional and emerging renewable energy systems, power line generation balancing and transmission strategies, electrical distribution component protections and control including high voltage switching and transfer. An optional co-op opportunity after the forth semester has also been built into the program.

The program is already receiving attention from organizations such as the Bluewater Power Group of Companies, who say they are eager to hire employees with this type of skillset.

“We’re pleased to see Lambton College align a program of this calibre with the needs of our industry. The quality of this program combined with some of the unique features of the coursework will ensure students are job-ready when they graduate, which is critical for an organization such as Bluewater Power,” says Janice McMichael-Dennis, Chief Executive Officer of Bluewater Power. “The demand for this sort of credential has grown in recent years, and we are confident Lambton College will be able to produce the skilled workers we require to sustain our expanding workforce.”

In addition to having the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment used in power systems, students will also be trained to work in a variety of power generation and distribution utilities, large industrial facilities, and professional engineering firms. Industry-quality troubleshooting and maintenance best practices pertaining to personal, public, and equipment safety are also taught throughout the two-year program.

Students enrolled in this program will train in Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies, which is currently undergoing an $11.5 million renovation. The enhanced facilities will provide students with access to a state-of-the-practice learning environment, further preparing them for a smooth transition into the field.

“At Lambton College, we have a very close working relationship with our regional employers, especially when it comes to development training to accommodate industry demand,” says Donna Church, Vice President, Academic, Lambton College. “We have always worked in collaboration with partners like Bluewater Power to align program training with their needs. The end result is a highly-skilled group of students who are job-ready when they graduate.”

Select spots are still available in the Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician program for September 2017. For more information on this exciting new program, please visit lambtoncollege.ca/pdct.

Need some guidance in your program decisions? Book a private consultation or personal tour with a Lambton College Enrolment Advisor. For more information, please call 519-541-2403 or email info@lambtoncollege.ca.


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