To mark National Engineering Month and recognize the engineers working on site, Bruce Power will donate $24,000 to local STEM skills programming for youth.
“Engineers are integral to ensuring the safe operation of the plant, and play a key role in the Life-Extension Program that will secure the site’s operation to 2064,” said Gary Newman, Bruce Power’s Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President, Engineering. “Bruce Power provided this donation to thank these employees and spark an interest in STEM among local youth.”
The recipients of the donation include the Bluewater Regional Science and Technology Fair, Kinetic Knights Robotics, Owen Sound District Secondary School Robotics Club, St, Mary’s Robotics Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey/Bruce STEM programming, and the Grey/Bruce Regional Skills Competition. Each organization submitted an application for support through Bruce Power’s Community Investment Program.
Joel Courtney is a Licensed Engineer and Control Room Shift Supervisor in Training at Bruce Power. He is also the Chair of the Kinetic Knights Robotics team.
“Thanks to our mentors and community sponsors, Kinetic Knights Robotics has been able to provide a safe space for community youth to work together and learn how to design, manufacture, program, operate, fundraise for, and compete with a robot capable of both autonomous and remote operation,” Courtney said. “Through involvement in the FIRST Robotics program, these youth develop a personal and professional skillset many of today’s employers are looking for. With this financial support, we are able to ensure this program is available and accessible to any community student or mentor who would like to be involved.”
In addition to these donations, Bruce Power annually provides STEM-focused elementary and secondary school awards across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties, as well as scholarships for Indigenous students.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province and life-saving medical isotopes around the world. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is a Canadian-owned partnership of TC Energy, OMERS, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of United Professionals. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.