|Asim Ghosh, CEO of Husky Energy presents Glenn Charlesworth, President & CEO of Lakeland College with a $1.1 million dollar donation.
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan - Lakeland College's Centennial Campaign, aimed at producing tomorrow's industry leaders, has received a major boost thanks in part to Husky Energy.
At the official opening of Husky Place in Lloydminster, Husky CEO Asim Ghosh announced a $1.1 million donation toward the College's Centennial Campaign. The donation, the largest Husky has made in the Lloydminster area, will help to address a shortage of power engineers.
"Husky has a long-standing history of collaboration with Lakeland College, investing in the training and facilities needed to grow the knowledgeable graduates that support our industry," said Ghosh. "As Lloydminster continues to play a pivotal role in our growth strategy, Lakeland's skilled graduates will be central to our continued success in the region."
The donation will be two-pronged, with one-third of the funding going towards yearly scholarships for third-year power engineering students and the remaining two-thirds supporting the expansion of the College's Oil and Gas Training Lab.
In recognition of Husky's donation, the lab will be named the Husky Power Engineering Lab. The lab will be equipped with a 500 horsepower generator and will enable hands-on third class power engineer certification. With a fully-equipped power engineering lab, students will be able to complete full training programs for fourth class certification and partial training for second class certification.
A strong Husky partner since 1991, Lakeland College has provided skilled training and education to many of the Company's 900 Lloydminster-area workers. Serving more than 8,000 students nationally and internationally, the College will celebrate its centennial in 2013.