TransCanada Blog: Bringing Skilled Trades to the Forefront

As over 500 students from across Canada gear up to take part in the 2015 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) one word comes to mind: passion.  It is the students’ passion for skilled trades and technology, and their determination to seek rewarding careers that make TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Project proud to sponsor SCNC 2015.

Highly-skilled tradespeople are a critical part of pipeline projects. The Energy East project will support around 14,000 full-time direct and indirect jobs across Canada in all lines of work – from welders to engineers. Through this sponsorship, we encourage and build the next generation of skilled Canadian workers.

Energy East is a 4,600-km oil pipeline project that will connect Western Canadian resources to Eastern refineries and port terminals. To build it, we need a skilled workforce that meets the high quality standards set by Canadian pipeline regulatory bodies and companies such as TransCanada.

Energy East, one of the biggest energy transport infrastructure projects ever planned in North America, will also generate local jobs along the pipeline’s route. Through our sponsorship, we are proud to build awareness of these employment opportunities that support communities across our country.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Contributed by: Energy East Pipeline Project l TransCanada