Southeast College and Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) have partnered up to strengthen renewable energy training in the area.

The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding at the Weyburn Campus on Thursday.  

PRTC is a research institute that focuses on enhanced oil recovery, carbon capture and storage, and clean energy technologies. 

In a recent press release Dr Vicky Roy, Southeast College President and CEO said, "This is a significant milestone for Southeast College and our community. We are proud to partner with PTRC, a world-class research center with a proven track record of excellence and innovation in the energy sector.”  

"We are excited to work with Southeast College, a leader in post-secondary education and skills development in Saskatchewan,” said Ranjith Narayanasamy, CEO of PTRC. 

The agreement laid out the framework of the partnership which will allow them to deliver an innovative Renewable Energy Training program with the addition of research projects and initiatives involving energy, innovation, and sustainability. 

“By combining our resources and capabilities, we can offer high-quality education and training programs that meet the current and future needs of the renewable energy industry," said Roy.  

“Together, we can create new opportunities for students, researchers, and industry partners to learn from each other and contribute to the transitioning energy landscape," said Narayanasamy.  

Development of the Renewable Energy Training Program will begin this spring, with enrollment in the program beginning in the fall of 2024.