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Former RDP students’ solar panel “clean machine” honoured as finalist for provincial award

We all know about the benefits of a clean energy source like solar power, but how does one actually keep it clean? A former team of Red Deer Polytechnic engineering technology students has shed light on a solution for this and, as a result, has been honoured as a provincial finalist for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET) Capstone Project of the Year Award.

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ASET waives fees for refugees, offers fast route into tech careers locally

Through two initiatives, ASET is making it easier for engineering technology professionals who are refugees from war-torn countries to earn their professional designations and find work in their field without having to return to school.
 

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Made-in-Alberta program helps newcomers with tech backgrounds fast-track into careers locally

When Russia invaded Crimea in 2014, Liudmyla Wagner made the decision to leave her home and career in Kyiv, Ukraine. Though she had multiple engineering technology-related degrees, they did not translate in the Canadian employment market. She ended up working menial jobs until she was able to earn a diploma in civil engineering technology from Lethbridge College.

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SAIT engineering technology grads high in demand by employers despite COVID-19 impacts

In challenging times when there are few certainties in life, the results of a SAIT survey are significant in their confirmation that finding gainful employment following completion of one of its engineering technology programs is something graduates can count on.

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Lethbridge College engineering technology grads high in demand by employers despite COVID-19 impacts

In light of the pandemic and ongoing concerns about the economy, there are few certainties in life right now. However, one thing Lethbridge College engineering technology graduates can be sure of is landing jobs within their profession after graduation.

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Affordable internet for off-grid locations wins ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award

A former team of NAIT students has won the Capstone Project of the Year Award for a concept to provide cost-effective internet access to off-grid and remote communities where internet and power are lacking. The award is given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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Former Red Deer Polytechnic students receive provincial honour for solar-powered composter project

A former team of Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) engineering technology students has received provincial recognition for developing a concept for a solar-powered composter.

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Former NAIT students honoured for developing concept to bring internet to off-grid, remote communities

A former team of NAIT students has received a provincial honour for developing a cost-effective concept for providing internet access to off-grid and remote communities where internet and even power are lacking. 

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Former SAIT students develop sustainable method for accessing key ingredient of lithium-ion batteries

A former team of SAIT chemical laboratory technology students has been honoured at the provincial level for innovating a new technique for extracting cobalt from its source materials that is efficient, affordable and sustainable. 

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Former Lethbridge College team’s concrete project honoured as finalist for provincial award

A former team of Lethbridge College civil engineering technology students has received a provincial honor for investigating whether or not the addition of polypropylene fibers to concrete can help protect it from conditions that would otherwise cause it to crack or deteriorate.

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