Power Engineering Students achieve 100 per cent pass rate on ABSA exam
April 21, 2023

Portage College’s 3rd Class Power Engineering students were as good as it gets on the first of four Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) exams in March with a 100 per cent pass rate.

The ABSA is the regulatory body in charge of certifying power engineers, pressure welders, in-service inspectors and welding examiners in Alberta, and conducts the standardized testing required to achieve certification.

This achievement is a testament to the hard work and diligent study of the 3rd Class Power Engineering students, as well as the dedication and expertise of the program’s instructors, coordinators, and support staff. Portage College is proud to have all of them.

“We are very proud of our students for their dedicated learning and we are also very fortunate to have highly experienced Power Engineer instructors committed to high quality teaching,” says Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College. “Congratulations to everyone!”

“Congratulations to our students and faculty on this outstanding achievement,” says Dr. Donna Feledichuk, Vice President Academic and Research at Portage College. “We are fortunate to have both 1st and 2nd class power engineers with a wealth of knowledge who are committed to providing the best instruction to our dedicated students.”

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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