Power Engineering Student Greg Wallace Earns National Recognition
April 28, 2023

Portage College would like to congratulate Power Engineering graduate Greg Wallace on being awarded second-place in PanGlobal’s National Outstanding Student Achievement Award for 2022. The award was for 4th Class Power Engineering.

PanGlobal designs content and training systems that supports standardized Canadian certification for Power Engineers.

Program coordinator Stephanie Monteith nominated him for the award, which takes the combined exam scores at a student’s institution of study and the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) exams. Wallace’s scores were the second-highest in the country among 4th Class students last year. He says the award was unexpected.

“I wasn’t the greatest student in high school but I figured since this was going to be my career I would give it my all,” he says. “It was pretty cool to see that it went further than Portage, it went to all of Canada.”

Portage College President and CEO Nancy Broadbent says the award is an amazing accomplishment for Gregory and the Power Engineering department as a whole.

“We are so proud of all of the successes of our students,” she says. “To have one of our graduates place so highly in a national ranking speaks volumes to his personal initiative and certainly reflects well on the work of our power engineer instructors.”

Wallace has since graduated from the 3rd Class Power Engineering program and is currently working in Alberta.

“The thing with Portage was that you moved through it [the program] so fast… they do a really good job,” says Wallace.

Monteith, who nominated Wallace for the award, couldn't be happier with the result.

"Congratulations to Greg for this outstanding achievement," she says. "Portage College is proud to have had him as a student."

For more information about Portage College’s Power Engineering program, visit https://www.portagecollege.ca/Programs/Trades-and-Technology or contact Luke Muise, Marketing Specialist at 780-623-5511 or by email.

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