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Power Engineering students off to summer institute

August 21, 2014

PWA-PowerEng-SierraGrose-JanineWillier-NickBailey-web.jpgJune 12, 2014: Peace Wapiti Academy’s three Power Engineering students have been accepted to the Cenovus & CAREERS Power Engineering Summer Institute which will be held at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) campus on June 22-27.


Now in its fifth year, the institute, sponsored by Cenovus Energy Incorporated and organized by CAREERS: the Next Generation, is offered to high school students across Alberta who are working toward completing the first year of the dual credit Power Engineering Program. Students enrolled in the program will work to complete a Fourth Class Certificate in Power Engineering through a combination of course work and summer work experience terms during all three years of high school.


Grade 10 students Sierra Grose, Janine Willier and Nick Bailey will spend the week taking classes and working in the labs at NAIT.


“This will be a very meaningful learning experience for our students,” says Debbie Terceros, CONNECT Coordinator at Peace Wapiti Academy. “An added bonus will be the high school credits they will earn for participating in this program.”


The summer institute is designed to complement both the in-school theory program and the on-site industry experience that students will enter upon completion of the week-long program.


“This opportunity is being offered free of charge to our students. Food, lodging, transportation to and from the campus, and fun evening activities will all be covered. Following the institute, our students will return to Grande Prairie to begin their first two-month summer work experience term at Weyerhaeuser,” adds Ms. Terceros.


Dual crediting creates opportunities for students to earn credits in high school and post-secondary institutions at the same time, as well as opportunities for post-secondary course exemption and workplace certification. For more information about the Provincial Dual Credit Strategy, visit http://education.alberta.ca.


Photo Caption: Pictured left-right: Sierra Grose, Janine Willier and Nick Bailey, Grade 10 students at Peace Wapiti Academy, will participate in the 2014 Cenovus & CAREERS Power Engineering Summer Institute on June 22-27 at NAIT in Edmonton.