AREVA Canada just got a little more specialized

Monday, January 8, 2018

Back Row Left to Right:  Erik Proulx, Richard Wideman, Jesse Lebrasseur, Michael Trudeau, James McHaig, Ryan Plater, Andrew Ball, Hamid Ali
Front Row Left to Right:  Sue Buckley (MCE), Sue Elliot (MCE), Swati Dua, Dr. Michael Dang (Instructor), Vithuja Pararasasingam

AREVA Canada just got a little more specialized

HAMILTON, ON – December 21, 2017 – On December 14, AREVA employees from the Kincardine regional office completed a power protection and control program designed in a partnership between AREVA, Mohawk College, and Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE). The program included 11 one-week sessions and participants who completed 10 out of the 11 sessions will receive an official Mohawk College certificate.

 “AREVA is an innovative company that believes in developing and training its workforce,” says Ryan Plater, AREVA protection and control supervisor. “This training gives us a better understanding of the systems we work on and differentiates us from other service providers.”

The program was custom designed for AREVA Canada to provide employees with specialized engineering technology knowledge related to the power industry and nuclear sector. Knowledge and skills that very few companies offer, this specialization enables the employees to address the needs of clients such as Bruce Power and potentially provide services to Ontario Power Generation (OPG).

“It’s exciting to see employees graduating since we first began discussing AREVA’s plan to build a Power Protection and Control Group in 2013,” says Sue Buckley, business development officer with MCE. “The training enables them to practice specialized knowledge related to the power industry and nuclear sector.”

AREVA’s operations in Canada include uranium mining, nuclear services, and nuclear measurement equipment.  They work to provide sustainable development of natural resources and clean power generation, including nuclear energy and renewables. 

Mohawk College Enterprise is the exclusive provider of corporate training and consulting services on behalf of Mohawk College. MCE prepares people and companies with the skills and expertise required to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.