Program Overview

Power Engineer Career Accelerator

Power Engineer Career Accelerator is a 3-week program of workplace readiness and safety certifications prior to attending Lakeland College’s accredited Power Engineer program.

During Lakeland’s program, students will be required to complete a 6-week unpaid work placement and have the opportunity to do this with one of the Power Engineer Career Accelerator sponsors: Pembina Pipeline or Inter Pipeline.

After completing the co-op term, students will take the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) Part A & B exam and become 4th class certified power engineers. Once certified, students will then complete a 4-month paid internship with one of the program sponsors and then finalize their 3rd class training with Lakeland College.

Program Length: 3 weeks for Career Accelerator in addition to a 2 year Power Engineer program.

Lakeland College, Lloydminster campus

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Alberta Class 5 Drivers’ License (not required but recommended) 
  • Applicants must meet Lakeland College’s Power Engineer program requirements: a high school diploma with a minimum of 50% in the following subjects: English 30-1 or 30-2, Math 30-1 or 65% in Math 30-2, Physics 20
  • Successful completion of fitness screening (35lb lift/carry)
  • Successful completion of drug & alcohol assessment 
Employment: This program provides an opportunity for paid learning and employment with the program sponsors. Applicants must be willing to attend training in Lloydminster and work in various locations across Alberta.

Tuition: Tuition is funded by our program sponsors Pembina Pipeline and Inter Pipeline. Applicants will be required to pay the application fee and tuition costs to Lakeland’s Power Engineer program. Financial support may be available through Women Building Futures & Lakeland College to support students of this program.

How to Apply:
 We recommend attending an information session as your first step in your application. Our information session will provide more detail on the steps of our application process.