JMC Consulting and IPE (Alberta) Meet With Students In SK

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Ed Hnytka, Alberta Area Director for the Institute of Power Engineers (IPE), and John McLay, IPE – Edmonton Branch Executive Member travelled to Saskatoon recently to talk with the 1st and 2nd year Power Engineering students about the IPE and the many benefits that membership in the organization can offer.

The IPE, a National organization composed of Power Engineers and those working in surrounding fields, is the network that connects Power Engineers from across the country and is the leading advocate for the field. Their efforts, which include working with schools and government-sponsored organizations on forming curriculum, exams and materials, impact the future of the entire Power Engineer industry.


Ed Hnytka talking to 1st and 2nd year Power Engineering students in Saskatoon (2)

Ed Hnytka talking to 1st and 2nd year Power Engineering students in Saskatoon

Membership in the IPE is a privilege that allows professionals to connect with their peers, create relationships with others in different areas, share best practices, and influence the development of the entire industry.

Mr. Hnytka’s presentation was well received, with several students completing their membership applications on the spot and expressing interest in starting a student chapter, an initiative that has been done in other college locations across Canada. The classroom presentation was followed up by discussions at the College and at the meeting located at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, downtown Saskatoon.

John McLay, PE (First), and internationally recognized expert on Shutdown, Turnarounds and Outage Management, facilitated this discussion leading with the statement: “I started where you are now sitting.”

He informed the students that the Canadian Plant Operations Power Engineering training program is world-renowned, and that their certificates are recognized worldwide. Power Engineering can be used as a stepping-stone for both local and international assignments, as a contractor or an Original Eq To learn more about the Institute for Power Engineers, visit their website at

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