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Powerline Technician Program Holds Grand Opening

September 8, 2020

Southeast College celebrated the grand opening of its newest training facility and apprenticeship program this past Friday. The Powerline Technician Training Centre will house Southeast College’s newest apprenticeship training program, Powerline Technician. The facility, located in the RM of Weyburn’s Evanston Park, is equipped with both a hands on training lab as well as ample classroom space.

Southeast College first heard of the availability to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) in July 2019 when long time course provider SaskPower indicated its desire to shift its training focus. Southeast College has a rich history of providing not only industry and safety training programs but in recent years has delivered many successful cohorts of Saskatchewan Apprenticeship students in conjunction with Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Trade and Certification Commission (SATCC).

“Given our relationship with SATCC as well as our location in southeast Saskatchewan, it made smart business sense for us as a College, to prepare and submit an RFP for the Powerline Technician training,” states Jody Holzmiller, Vice President, Education and Training for Southeast College. “We assembled a team and got to work. I could not be more proud of the College for being awarded this training contract. It’s important to Southeast College and it’s important to southeast Saskatchewan.”

The academic year 2020-2021 will see eleven different cohorts of students across four levels of Powerline Technician Apprenticeship training with the first  cohort starting online this coming October. Southeast College is very proud to be the first regional college in Saskatchewan to deliver a full level one through four apprenticeship training program.

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