New Keyano engineering lab to triple number of skilled-trades grads

February 28, 2014

Keyano College has opened a Power and Process Engineering Lab that will allow the college to more than triple its number of skilled graduates. The $22-million project welcomed its first cohort of students this month, less than 2 years after the project broke ground in June 2012. “This building pretty much gives you most of everything you need to become a process engineer,” says Keyano President Kevin Nagel.  According to Syncrude Canada VP Government and Public Affairs Kara Flynn, the facility will allow Keyano to train 475 students a year, up from the approximately 310 students currently studying, helping meet the current demand in the country’s oilsands for power and process engineers. The lab will also help existing tradespeople upgrade their skills and training without having to travel out of town. Fort McMurray Today | Keyano News Release