Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Women MentoringElectricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC ) recently announced Connected Women ─ a national mentorship model for women seeking to enter or advance in the electricity and renewable energy industry.  Funded by Status of Women Canada, the program will be piloted with graduates of Alqonquin College’s Women in Electrical Engineering Technology program (WEET).

Partners include Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, Manitoba Hydro and Hydro Ottawa, along with Women in Nuclear-Canada (WiN), International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (IBEW), Power Worker’s Union (PWU), University of Toronto, Electrofederation and WESCO. 

Conception of the mentorship program originated from EHRC’s “Bridging the Gap” project, an initiative to increase female representation in the electricity industry. According to EHRC’s 2011 Power in Motion Report, women account for fewer than 5 percent of jobs in trades, and 25 percent of the total electricity industry workforce in Canada.

“Women will play a key role in the electricity sector’s ongoing success as it works to overcome significant labour market challenges in the years ahead. This Government of Canada funding will allow us to provide women with mentoring opportunities that will help them to advance within the industry, which will strengthen the electricity industry and prepare it to meet current and future demands.”Norm Fraser,Chair of the Board, Electricity Human Resources Canada 

“Our mission at Algonquin is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong career success, and through this program women entering the electrical sector will build the connections they need to be even more successful. We are pleased to be a part of this pilot and want to thank the Status of Women in Canada and Electricity Human Resources Canada for their support of our students.”Cheryl Jensen,President, Algonquin College

About the Electricity Industry Mentorship Program

∙             Funding for this project was announced by Status of Women Canada, “Harper Government helps women advance in the electricity industry,” April 23, 2015.

∙             The program will result in research and tools that advances opportunities and support for women in the electricity sector.

∙             It will provide women the opportunity to receive guidance from women working in the industry. Defined processes will ensure that women have extra support, particularly when transitioning into the sector.

∙             The project will focus on models built for women, along with sustainable solutions. It will identify the most innovative and successful best practices, and apply these insights into development of the electricity model.

∙             Partners include Hydro One, Manitoba Hydro, Ontario Power Generation and Hydro Ottawa. Utility companies across the country, along with women who would like to be considered as mentors, are encouraged to participate by contacting EHRC.

http://www.ElectricityHR.ca

 


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

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June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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