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July 17, 2012
Keyano does it again! Power Engineering student wins Pan Global Award
A fisherman, a carpenter, and now a national award-winner – Claude Harty is a man of many talents. The Keyano Power Engineering student won the Pan Global Award with an average of 91.5 per cent.
L-R: John Cook, Chair, Power & Process, Keyano College, Brent Boutiler (Chair IPEEC), Claude Harty, Bob Clark (CEO PanGlobal), Eben Creaser (Chair SOPEEC). Supplied Photo.
The announcement was made as a result of Harty’s combined College program and SOPEEC (Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee) scores. The results are tabulated following the completion of the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) exam.
This is Keyano’s fourth Pan Global Award in the last seven years.
Harty received the award in Winnipeg, and says he was ecstatic upon receiving the news.
“I didn’t know how to take it,” recalls Harty, 48, about the news.
“It was a rewarding feeling. I am thankful to Keyano College for giving me the chance to improve myself, and giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity,” added Harty, who now works full-time for Conoco Phillips as a process operator.
John Cook, Chair, Power & Process, Keyano College, says “Claude is a very self-motivated individual who takes pride in his work and enjoys its rewards.”
“He is energetic and eager to accept the challenges that work brings. He analyzes procedures so he can perform them safely, effectively and in a timely fashion. Most of all Claude works well in a team environment and understands the need to share the delegation of duties and responsibilities among members while joining efforts to ensure morale and productivity are maintained,” Cook added.
Harty has operated his own businesses in Newfoundland as a self-employed fisherman for 18 years and 12 years as a carpenter doing residential, commercial and Industrial construction, both of which he sold to start a new career in Fort McMurray. He says Keyano College gave him the courage to start anew.
“The instructors are just great, especially Eric Wheeler, who goes beyond books, and prepares you well for the field with in-class discussions. I just want to thank Keyano College again for everything,” said Harty.
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