Cambrian College’s electrical trades program has earned the Sudbury institution a national educational award.
The college received the 2017 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Resources Practices from Electricity Human Resources Canada and its annual awards banquet in Toronto in early March.
“We were recognized for our excellence in training students in our power line technician, electrical engineering, electrical techniques, and power engineering programs,” said Phil Adams, chair of Cambrian’s Schools of Skills Training.
“It was a result of a lot of hard work by the excellent staff and faculty at Cambrian along with our community partners including Vale Canada, Electrical Power and Transmission Construction and Gezhtoojig Employment and Training in Sudbury. This honour was a true team effort.”
This national award was established to recognize and celebrate an educational or training institution that has developed or implemented curriculum, educational or training programs that address the workforce supply needs of the electricity industry by ensuring that students and/or employees have the required skill sets.
The college’s powerline technician program is the longest-running programs of its kind in Ontario and has been recognized for providing the highest rated and sought-after graduates in the industry.
“I’m so proud to see Cambrian being recognized for our leadership in producing highly-skilled, highly-qualified grads, and for the partnerships we’ve formed with industry,” said Cambrian president Bill Best.
“This award reinforces our strategic goal of receiving national and international recognition for excellence in education. Cambrian constantly punches above its weight - and people across the country are taking notice.”