TORONTO, March 8, 2018 /CNW/ - This International Women's Day, Hydro One has announced the renewal of its Women in Engineering University Partnership program as well as the recipients of the company's 2018 Women in Engineering Award.
"Hydro One is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe that investing in young talent is critical to closing the gender gap in the engineering field," said Judy McKellar, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer. "We are an industry leader in supporting future female engineers in their education and career development and strive to be the employer of choice when it comes time for our future graduates to enter the work force."
Hydro One has renewed its four year commitment in the Women in Engineering University Partnership program by investing an additional $1.6 million in the program, which was established in 2013. The partnership with Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo and Western University is now in its fifth year and provides networking opportunities and outreach programs that support young girls and women pursuing a career in the engineering field. To-date the program has supported over 18,000 students across all of the partnership's universities.
The company also announced the recipients of Hydro One's Women in Engineering Award. Established in 2014 these awards provide women with opportunities to develop satisfying and successful professional careers in the areas of engineering and other related fields. The 10 winners receive a financial award and a paid opportunity to work for Hydro One in a student placement that will allow them to further develop their skills.
This year's recipients are:
- Carlee Armstrong, Western University
- Hailey Fielder, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Jin Li, Queen's University
- Monica Black, McMaster University
- Sydney Wilson, Western University
- Toby Ma, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Uranoos Wahidi, Ryerson University
- Zoee Fox, Western University
- Ruhmaa Bhatti, Western University
- Hira Nadeem, McMaster University
About Hydro One Inc.:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $25 billion in assets and 2017 annual revenues of nearly $6 billion. Our team of over 7,400 skilled and dedicated regular and non-regular employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only five utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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