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Made-in-Alberta program helps newcomers with tech backgrounds fast-track into careers locally

When Russia invaded Crimea in 2014, Liudmyla Wagner made the decision to leave her home and career in Kyiv, Ukraine. Though she had multiple engineering technology-related degrees, they did not translate in the Canadian employment market. She ended up working menial jobs until she was able to earn a diploma in civil engineering technology from Lethbridge College.

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SAIT engineering technology grads high in demand by employers despite COVID-19 impacts

In challenging times when there are few certainties in life, the results of a SAIT survey are significant in their confirmation that finding gainful employment following completion of one of its engineering technology programs is something graduates can count on.

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Lethbridge College engineering technology grads high in demand by employers despite COVID-19 impacts

In light of the pandemic and ongoing concerns about the economy, there are few certainties in life right now. However, one thing Lethbridge College engineering technology graduates can be sure of is landing jobs within their profession after graduation.

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Affordable internet for off-grid locations wins ASET Capstone Project of the Year Award

A former team of NAIT students has won the Capstone Project of the Year Award for a concept to provide cost-effective internet access to off-grid and remote communities where internet and power are lacking. The award is given out annually by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

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Former Red Deer Polytechnic students receive provincial honour for solar-powered composter project

A former team of Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) engineering technology students has received provincial recognition for developing a concept for a solar-powered composter.

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Former NAIT students honoured for developing concept to bring internet to off-grid, remote communities

A former team of NAIT students has received a provincial honour for developing a cost-effective concept for providing internet access to off-grid and remote communities where internet and even power are lacking. 

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Former SAIT students develop sustainable method for accessing key ingredient of lithium-ion batteries

A former team of SAIT chemical laboratory technology students has been honoured at the provincial level for innovating a new technique for extracting cobalt from its source materials that is efficient, affordable and sustainable. 

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Former Lethbridge College team’s concrete project honoured as finalist for provincial award

A former team of Lethbridge College civil engineering technology students has received a provincial honor for investigating whether or not the addition of polypropylene fibers to concrete can help protect it from conditions that would otherwise cause it to crack or deteriorate.

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Former NAIT students’ COVID-19 project honoured provincially as Capstone contender

Imagine a health self-assessment tool that serves as a one-stop shop for helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. A former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students did and, for this vision, has been honoured as a provincial finalist for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s Capstone Project of the Year Award.

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It’s easier to be green: former Red Deer Polytechnic students honoured provincially for solar energy project

With climate issues heating up and the need to reduce carbon footprints more pressing than ever, a former team of Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) engineering technology students has come up with a bright idea: make installation of solar panels safer, easier and less expensive. 

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