Enersource Supports Higher Education at Sheridan
Today, Sheridan College and Enersource announced a partnership to help ensure that graduates of Sheridan’s energy-related programs have a greater understanding of the business of electrical power and sustainable energy practices.
This partnership will include a $100,000 donation from Enersource, which will be paid out over three years to Sheridan College. Potential projects that Enersource may participate in with Sheridan students include: energy storage systems for peak usage reduction; distributed generation technologies with renewable energy sources; energy management systems; micro-grid of distributed generation; electric vehicle/bicycle charging stations; micro turbines; and, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation on campus.
“Partnerships like this are important to Ontario because they help develop a knowledgeable energy workforce within the province,” said Peter Gregg, President and CEO of Enersource. “We are proud to work with Sheridan in creating new opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector.”
There are many studies and reports that indicate a need to address Ontario’s ageing infrastructure and workforce in the energy sector. This partnership will introduce students to the many energy-related concepts and potential career opportunities available.
“Corporate support helps us provide enhanced training for our students that directly aligns with the needs of industry,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan College. “We are equally excited to continue working with Enersource in the development of sustainable energy-related initiatives as they help to tackle one of society’s most pressing challenges.”
From left to right: Iain McNab, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Sheridan, Norm Loberg, Chair of the Board, Enersource, Peter Gregg, President and CEO, Enersource, Mayor Hazel McCallion, Lisa Piccolo, Vice President, Advancement & External Relations, Sheridan, Ron Starr, Director, Enersource and Councillor for Mississauga Ward 6
The partnership builds on the relationship between Enersource and Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), which has trained students in offering energy audits for small and medium-sized business customers.
“Developing programs that improve the knowledge base of our students is important in creating a healthy and sustainable workforce,” said Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga and Enersource Board Member. “Sheridan is already a world-class educational institution and partnerships like this make it even better.”
As one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions, Sheridan offers over 100 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs in visual and performing arts, business, community services and technical fields, serving approximately 18,000 full time students on campuses in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton.
Enersource is one of Ontario's most reliable energy providers, serving over 200,000 residential and commercial customers across Mississauga. It is a diversified energy and technologies company that serves customers through the distribution of electricity and the delivery of services related to the design, operation and maintenance of electrical systems.
Ninety percent of Enersource Corporation is owned by the City of Mississauga, and ten percent is owned by BPC Energy Corporation (Borealis), which is part of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).
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