Cambrian College powerline program gets a lift from Alectra

alectra news release
Kevin Townsend, Supervisor, Fleet at Alectra Utilities, Brian Lobban, Dean, Schools of Skills Training; Engineering Technology and Environmental Sciences at Cambrian College, Paul Drone, Manager of Lines at Alectra Utilities, Al McNeilly, Program Coordinator, Powerline Technician Program at Cambrian College, Scott Fraser, Lead Hand Mechanic at Alectra Utilities (CNW Group/Alectra Utilities Corporation)

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Alectra is providing a boost for the Cambrian College Powerline Technician program through the donation of a bucket truck that will provide valuable hands-on training opportunities for the next generation of Powerline Technicians.

As part of Alectra’s fleet replacement cycle, the 14-year-old (2008 model) diesel-powered International 7400 bucket truck, equipped with a Posi-Plus Double Bucket 63 Foot Aerial Device, will be used for training at Cambrian College’s Powerline Technician program.

“We know students will benefit from these additional resources that are sometimes outside the reach of program budgets and we’re proud to contribute to the Powerline Technician training program at Cambrian College.” said Brian Bentz, president and CEO, Alectra Inc.

“It’s rewarding to provide support for the training of future Powerline professionals that will serve our industry and communities in the future.”

The college depends on support from industry partners to provide students with tools and learning real-life opportunities.

“One of the best components of the Cambrian Powerline program is being able to use a wide variety of equipment that we would use in a real work environment,” said Brett Bond, a third semester powerline student. “Having an additional bucket truck allows our class to do more in the training field.”


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