GrandBridge Energy Donates Utility Vehicles to Conestoga Powerline Technician Program
December 6, 2022
GrandBridge Energy is shining a spotlight on the Conestoga College Powerline Technician Program with the donation of three used utility vehicles to enhance the college’s fleet of training vehicles used to enrich student learning. Representatives from GrandBridge Energy’s Operations Team, including GrandBridge Energy Apprentice Powerline Technicians, were on hand in Ingersoll to hand over the keys to the three vehicles.
As part of GrandBridge Energy’s practice of replacing older vehicles that are no longer suitable for commercial use, three vehicles were flagged from the utility’s fleet inventory for donation, including a GMC Sierra Crew Cab Pickup Truck, a Ford F-150 Extended Cab Pickup Truck and a Single Axle Pole Trailer.
“The donation of the fleet vehicles is part of a broader relationship that GrandBridge Energy has proudly nurtured with Conestoga College over the past several years. We continue to support learning opportunities and are very proud to play a role in the future success of our industry,” said Ian Miles, President and CEO of GrandBridge Energy.
“Conestoga is a provincial leader in the delivery of trades and apprenticeship training, and this generous donation means that we will continue to ensure students learn and train with the most current technology and up-to-date equipment, ensuring that they are career ready. We want to thank GrandBridge Energy for their continuous support as we serve industry needs and the growing community,“ said Angelo Cosco, Chair of the School of Trades and Apprenticeship.
According to Karl Schroeder, a recent graduate of the Conestoga Powerline Technician Program and now a Powerline Technician Apprentice at GrandBridge Energy, “Having access to up-to-date utility equipment in the Conestoga training program was invaluable in helping me gain practical fieldwork experience, develop vital skills and be confident when I encounter real-life situations in the workplace.”
In February 2022, GrandBridge Energy (formerly Energy+) donated a single bucket truck to the program.
GrandBridge Energy proudly employs many graduates of Conestoga’s Powerline Technician Program. Co-op and summer student opportunities in many departments at GrandBridge Energy allow students to build experience while completing their studies. Annually, GrandBridge Energy presents two Academic Excellence Awards to Conestoga’s energy technology students studying Energy Systems Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology.