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Generating Careers! Cambrian Power Engineering Graduates Have Jobs Lined Up

Apr 17, 2023

Dan Gasidlo of Collingwood (left) and Ben Osborne of Deep River (right) are two of this year’s graduates from Cambrian College’s Power Engineering program who are walking into full-time jobs right after graduation.

SUDBURY – If you are wondering if there is a future in power engineering and where to learn the occupation, keep reading!

Cambrian College is excited to share that eleven students who are graduating from the Power Engineering Technician and Technology programs this month already have full-time jobs waiting for them.

Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie has hired nine students, while two other students have been offered positions at Stelco in Hamilton.

Dan Gasidlo of Collingwood is one of the students from the two-year Power Engineering Technician program who is heading to a full-time job in Sault Ste. Marie.

“This program goes through all the basics in power engineering, everything from boilers to pumps to turbines. I feel pretty prepared going out into industry after going through this program. There are a lot of opportunities and openings for power engineers right now. Companies come here to Cambrian at the end of the year, they do interviews, and they hire people right out of school. To walk into a good-paying job is definitely important to me.”

Ben Osborne of Deep River is another graduating student walking into a full-time job in Sault Ste. Marie.

“I feel very confident, especially with the skills given to me here at Cambrian. The teachers here have done a really good job preparing me for it, and I really look forward to experiencing the workplace, and then come back here and share my experiences with the school. I would like to stay in touch and give back to the program.”

“This is great news for our students. It also demonstrates that we’re producing power engineering students who are job-ready and in demand right now,” says Kim Crane, Chair of Cambrian’s School of Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies. “These are very well-paying jobs, with some starting at more than $40 an hour. Algoma Steel has also told us they intend to hire more new power engineering technicians and technologists in the next two years. It is a great time to get into the skilled trades like power engineering.”

Cambrian College is the only college in northern Ontario with a Power Engineering program. Cambrian offers both a three-year Power Engineering Technology advanced diploma and a two-year Power Engineering Technician diploma. Students learn in a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registered 2nd Class on-campus power plant.

To learn more about Cambrian’s Power Engineering programs, visit

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