Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

ScholarshipsAs part of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s 2015 scholarship program, Eaton is offering two awards for academic achievement that come with a possibility of working for the company. The two awards of $3500 each will be granted to university or college students who have completedat least one year of academic studies with a minimum 80% average (2.5 GPA) whose parent/legal guardian is afull-time employee of an Electro-Federation Canada member in good standing. In addition, the winning studentswill be considered for either a permanent or summer employment position with Eaton’s electrical sector in Canada.

Now in its 20th year, the EFC scholarship program will award a record $120,500 across 52 scholarships.Engaging university and college students is critical to our industry, says JorisMyny, Chair of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s scholarship program and a senior vice president of Siemens Canada Limited. Myny describes the scholarship program as more than funding students. “It is an opportunity to promote our industry in every Canadian university and college and showcase the electrical industry as a viable career choice in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Management, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources.”

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection, backup power protection, control and automation, lighting and security, structural solutions and wiring devices, solutions for harsh and hazardous environments, and engineering services. The company has 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. In 2013, Eaton recorded sales of US$22 billion. 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his trade expertise beyond that of a simple career. Not only is he a Master Electrician but he has traveled around the world as an electrical technician delegate with the Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. His skills are a vital part of emergency response and disaster relief.

In 2013 Sean responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In 2014 Sean spent almost a month in Kenema, Sierra Leone working at the Ebola Treatment Centre. There he was responsible for ensuring electricity and clean water were available, and worked to strengthen the infrastructure of the facility. 

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