Bruce Power and Ontario Tech University have partnered on an internship program aimed at attracting women to pursue careers in the nuclear sector.
Through the program, a four-month internship opportunity will be available to nuclear engineering students who identify as women. Candidates will participate in the program for three consecutive summers, pending maintenance of academic standards and successful employment reports. There is also potential for a full-year internship between the third and fourth academic years. Bruce Power will offer support and development workshops for students, and can link students with local Women in Nuclear (WiN) mentors.
“Bruce Power has partnered with a number of organizations to build a pipeline of diverse talent in various roles across the company,” said Cathy Sprague, Bruce Power’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources. “This internship program is one of the ways we are building a more diverse and inclusive workforce as part of our clean energy future.”
In 2018, Bruce Power signed a Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity, publicly committing to fostering a culture of equality and inclusion throughout the workforce and at all levels, while facilitating greater opportunities for women in traditionally male-dominated positions.
The partnership with Ontario Tech University will advance this commitment, while providing valuable work experience to students pursuing careers in engineering.
“Ontario Tech University thanks Bruce Power for this internship opportunity for women engineering students interested in the energy sector, and for helping the engineering profession reach its ‘30 by 30’ goal to raise the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030,” said Dr. Hossam Kishawy, Dean, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Ontario Tech University. “These new internships will drive new hands-on learning and mentorship opportunities for our students that will guide them in their transition to exciting and promising nuclear energy careers.”
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