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Hands-on learning at Algonquin’s power plant

A new partnership between Algonquin College and Siemens Canada is creating hands-on applied learning experiences for close to 30 students. The school’s new one-year energy management graduate certificate program uses practical training to teach students the fundamentals of energy.

Through a public-private partnership, students at Algonquin examine renewable energy solutions. While the College is responsible for developing the program’s curriculum, Siemens Canada supplies the venue for hands-on learning. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s skilled workforce and strong private-public partnerships like the one between Siemens and Algonquin are vital to enhancing education and research in the energy space, ensuring Canada remains competitive and sustainable, “said Robert Hardt CEO at Siemens Canada. The campus learning facility compliments the Energy Innovation Centre Plant, an on campus high-efficiency co-generation power plant.

“When entities like Algonquin College produce students who are trained, experienced and skilled to enter the workforce, with a toolbox that’s already complete, it benefits us,” said Jack Carcasole, Siemens’ national building performance and sustainability sales manager.

For more information, see the official announcement

News Date: April 22, 2016