Female Student Wins National Award in Trades

Marla Gibson, one of Portage College’s Power Engineering Students

In June, Marla Gibson will be awarded with first place for achieving a 93.628% combined total from her program marks and the SOPECC (Standardization of Power Engineering Examinations Committee) marks.

 

 

Gibson, one of Portage College’s Power Engineering Students, was named the recipient of the National Power Engineering Outstanding Achievement Student Award for the category of 4th Class.

In June, she will be awarded with first place for achieving a 93.628% combined total from her program marks and the SOPECC (Standardization of Power Engineering Examinations Committee) marks.

Each year at the national Inter-Provincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee (IPECC) Conference, PanGlobal announces the winners of the annual National Power Engineering Student Awards.

As a first place winner, Gibson will receive $1000, plus travel expenses to the IPECC Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Gibson is excited about the award in June. "My time at Portage College was very enjoyable.  Taking the second half of my 3rd Class online was a great option for the program... It enabled me to complete the program and have my 3rd Class certificate by the end of October, four months early - which enabled me to start my career early."

After completing her programming while working, Gibson transitioned immediately to full-time employment and is currently a 3rd Class Power Engineer with Cenovus Energy.

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