Southeast College pledges Renewable Energy Training in partnership with PTRC

January 29, 2024

Southeast College pledges Renewable Energy Training in partnership with PTRC

Southeast College and PTRC Sustainable Energy have announced a new partnership to advance renewable energy education and research in Southern Saskatchewan. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the Weyburn Campus, outlining their shared vision and goals for the collaboration.

The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation and coordination between Southeast College and PTRC Sustainable Energy, a world-renowned research institute that focuses on enhanced oil recovery, carbon capture and storage, and clean energy technologies. The partnership will enable the development and delivery of an innovative Renewable Energy Training program, as well as joint research projects and initiatives related to energy, innovation, and sustainability.

Southeast College President and CEO Dr. Vicky Roy expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership and its potential benefits for the region. “This is a significant milestone for Southeast College and our community. We are proud to partner with PTRC, a world-class research centre that has a proven track record of excellence and innovation in the energy sector. By combining our resources and capabilities, we can offer high-quality education and training programs that meet the current and future needs of the renewable energy industry,” she said.

Ranjith Narayanasamy, CEO of PTRC, said the partnership is a strategic move to leverage the strengths and expertise of both organizations. “We are excited to work with Southeast College, a leader in post-secondary education and skills development in Saskatchewan. Together, we can create new opportunities for students, researchers, and industry partners to learn from each other and contribute to the transitioning energy landscape,” he said.

The partnership between Southeast College and PTRC will begin developing Renewable Energy Training programming this spring, with first enrollments in the innovative new programming to being in the fall of 2024.

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