It was a traditional Christmas turkey dinner on the menu for a group of engineering students wrapping up their semester at the University of Calgary – but it wasn’t a traditional meal for them.
Sixteen students from Mexico are nearing the end of their program with the university’s Pipeline Engineering Center in a program funded by TransCanada. Robert Jones, President, TransCanada Mexico, says he is hopeful these students will return to Mexico and become the teachers and mentors of future engineers in their home country. Jones was the keynote speaker at the program’s farewell event and dinner on Dec. 5.
This is the second year TransCanada has partnered with the Schulich School of Engineering to train Mexican students in pipeline construction and management. Despite its short history, the program has become quite popular – attracting more than 2,000 applicants.