Sunday, July 14, 2024

Meet our students: Nick

Hailing from Cape Broyle, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Nick is a recent graduate of CNA’s Industrial Engineering Technology program (now Management Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) and is currently working as an intern with CNA’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation. Nick is also a graduate of CNA’s Marine Cooking Program , a holder of Ship’s Cook Papers from Transport Canada, and a graduate of the Construction/Industrial Electrician program (3rd year) at Academy Canada.

Q. Nick, why did you choose your field of study and to come to CNA?

I chose Industrial Engineering Technology because it tied in best both individually and in combination with my previous education and training.

Q. What are your thoughts about attending the Energy NL 2024 Conference?

It was exciting to see that the province is preparing for the future effectively. The only way Newfoundland and Labrador will be able to keep up with the world is if we have the capacity to run the machines and infrastructure necessary to do so. It is also nice to see that the options we are seeking out are cutting edge and less damaging to the environment.

Q. What are your career aspirations? I am hoping to be able to continue my education journey while working with the college and help to develop talent for NL’s work force. Working with College of the North Atlantic has been an amazing experience to date, to be able to have access to so many technologies be it 3D printing, 3D scanning, CAD, or laser cutters has been extremely beneficial to gaining a better understanding of how these technologies can be integrated into our everyday lives and how they can help NL companies gain an edge and compete at a global level. To be able to develop a testing centre for the province’s companies would be an amazing project, great for educational purposes as well as taking something which companies traditionally have had to send their products away for and do it right here in the province would be ultimately beneficial to CNA, Memorial University and Newfoundland and Labrador as it would give companies the ability to develop and test at home, cutting down on costs for manufacturers while employing people. This would be a space inviting to people who love Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM), and not only attract educated people to come here and live but keep the ones here who traditionally have had to leave the province to gain experience and education in such a thing.

Thank You to EnergyNL and this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Sponsors

The Energy NL 2024 conference underscored the vital importance of nurturing the next wave of energy professionals today. Diversity and inclusion are key to spurring innovation, solving the world’s complex energy problems, and ensuring a sustainable and inclusive industry powered by our brightest minds. College of the North Atlantic would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Diversity and Inclusion sponsors from industry for their commitment to the next generation of energy leaders and for making this experience possible for our students.

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