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Pembina partners with Skills Canada Alberta

Pembina hosted a booth at Skills Canada Alberta’s Provincial Competition

Pembina hosted a booth at Skills Canada Alberta’s Provincial Competition

Pembina promotes trades and technology careers at Skills Canada event
Pembina relies on skilled trades workers to operate our pipelines and facilities safely every day. Investing in this future workforce is important and that is why we partnered with Skills Canada Alberta with a $225,000 donation to help increase awareness of the trades and technology sectors, and the career opportunities available in them.

In May 2023, employees from across Pembina’s operations including Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Redwater, Sherwood Park, Valleyview and Whitecourt hosted a booth at Skills Canada Alberta’s Provincial Competition where thousands of students, teachers, and parents attended to gather information and inspiration on careers in trades and technologies. Pembina’s booth at the Edmonton Expo Centre saw a lot of activity as we showcased interactive fractionation, pipeline and pigging models. More than 10,000 students registered across Alberta were able to “try a trade” alongside the 600+ competitors with the option of 39 trades.
The pipeline model showed how a pipeline is operated by automatically controlling flow and pump speed while measuring flow, temperature, and pressure. The pigging model provided an opportunity for students to have hands on experience turning valves and shipping a “pig” (scraper) through a pipeline. This is a typical job done many times per day to clean out the wax and water in a pipeline. Lastly, the fractionator model demonstrated how fractionation occurs by separating windshield washer fluid into water and Methyl Hydrate. This gave students insight into how we separate lighter hydrocarbons from heavier hydrocarbons at our Redwater Facility.
Pembina attendees at the Skills Canada Alberta Competition
The Skills Canada competition also gave some of our female employees an opportunity to share their passion for working in the trades. Pembina’s Industry Influencers inspired young women to enter these career paths by sharing their personal success stories at the Girls Exploring Trades and Technology Conference portion of the event. 
Shauna Petrock, Sr Technical Training Analyst at our Redwater Facility, stated that “presenting to young women entering this industry has been the most rewarding experience for me. Jobs in trades can be intimidating and sharing my excitement about what we do at Pembina, hopefully leaves others feeling inspired and motivated to consider trades as a career.”

Pembina invests in in creating safe, inclusive and connected communities. This includes organizations that help youth discover opportunities for employment stability and advancement. Pembina’s partnership with Skills Canada Alberta allows us to help increase awareness of trades and technology sectors, available career opportunities and engage with our potential future workforce.
Skills Canada

Skills Canada Alberta promotes excellence in trades and technology careers through skills competitions, hands-on programs for students and resources for educators.

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