WHITBY, ON, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Durham College (DC) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are celebrating the recent completion of the college's first-ever Boiler Lab on Friday, January 25.
Located at the Whitby campus, and funded by both DC and OPG, the new lab will help ensure students gain real-world experience and knowledge from hands-on training in an actual, operating boiler room setting.
It also addresses an identified need from employers, including OPG, for graduates with the knowledge and abilities required to work in their industries, helping to close the skills gap that currently exists in the province; students will be prepared for rewarding careers while industry can access future leaders.
A demonstration of the boiler will take place following the formal presentation, in addition to tours of the Whitby campus.
- Don Lovisa, President, Durham College.
- Jeff Lyash, OPG President and CEO.
- David Piccini, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Friday, January 25
10 to 11 a.m.
Boiler Lab, Durham College Whitby campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Complimentary parking will be available in the Whitby lot.
SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.
For further information: Meghan Ney, Durham College, Communications and Marketing, 905.721.2000 ext. 2197, [email protected]; Ontario Power Generation, 416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008 Follow us @opg