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Spectra Energy donates $10,000 to MHC’s electrician program

October 17, 2014

Students in the electrician program at Medicine Hat College (MHC) will have access to scholarships as well as new technology for the classroom thanks to a donation from one of North America’s leading pipeline and midstream companies-Spectra Energy.

The pledge is for $10,000; of the donation, $5,000 will be put towards purchasing equipment to enhance the student’s learning experience while the other half will go towards providing two scholarships to a second and third year student.

“Education is something that Spectra Energy supports and these students are an integral part of our future,” says Lyle Golby, land and public awareness agent. “It’s important that we provide them access to state-of-the-art technology and support their academic pursuits, so when they are ready to enter the workforce they are prepared and highly skilled.”

Golby explains that they chose MHC as a recipient for their donation based off of its smaller size and the knowledge that every dollar helps in enhancing the student’s learning. “We know it’s going to a good place and that it’s allowing us to connect to an institution that is producing our future workforce.”

Joe Martineau, coordinator for the electrician program explains that this is one of the more major donations provided to the program and they really appreciate Spectra’s generosity. “This donation makes our lives easier for sure. It enables us to ensure that each student has access to the appropriate equipment at each lab. It gives them more time for hands-on learning, which is something that is important to us.”

Interested in learning more about Spectra Energy? Visit For information on the electrician program at MHC, visit

Are you a company interested in making your match at MHC? We encourage you to contact our Foundation office to learn about the opportunities available to invest in our students, our college and our community. 

Learn more; contact Tracy Stroud, development officer at and 403.502.8997 or Jennifer Kerslake, community officer at or 403.504.3643.