2014 Scholarship Winners
The Ontario Electrical League is a proud partner in the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Scholarship Foundation program, and has been since 1999.
The scholarship was established in memory and honour of Bob Dyer, a dedicated and long-time OEL member and former Chair of the Board of Directors.
Each year, five Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarships - worth a total of $2500 - are awarded to five individuals who meet a minimum academic average of 75 per cent in their basic level Electrical Apprenticeship program at an approved Ontario college.
OEL is pleased to congratulate this year’s recipients of the 2014 Bob Dyer OEL Apprentice Scholarships.
Steven Zajac, Durham College
Brian Green, Mohawk College, Merlo Electric
Thomas Legree, Algonquin College, Barry’s Electric
Zack Fleming, Durham College, Hydro One
Daniel Barna, Durham College, Rand Electric
Power Quest Electric Helps Local Club Save Over $15,000
The Club at North Halton worked with Power Quest Electric and Total Energy Solutions, in collaberation with Halton Hills Hydro, to complete a retrofit of their interior lighting systems.
This retrofit reduced their electrical consumption by close to 190,282 KWh/year and has a 1.4 year payback.
Read the full article here.
Peter Dorgan is celebrating his eighth successful year as the owner of PowerHouse Electric Inc., a Toronto-based company specializing in residential and commercial projects.
Since 2006, PowerHouse Electric has solidified its reputation in quality and customer satisfaction. Dorgan attributes his company’s successes to his long-term, hard working, and knowledgeable staff.
Staying relevant and connected is vital to the electrical industry. Dorgan is part of the Ontario Electrical League’s (OEL) GTA West Chapter and is an active member of the executive committee. He has attended several provincial events that have helped him seek for answers, before the question is ever posed.
“Being young and new, it’s eye opening at what experiences the rest of the members bring. They are always eager to share new business strategies and offer suggestions and solutions when needed,” Dorgan says in the summer issue of Dialogue.
Dorgan learned that he was entitled to an extra apprentice, a fact he quickly seized – having a new addition in his office the following week.
He hopes to enhance this workplace atmosphere with each new staff member he adds by making the investment to train each person in-house. This includes being a proud member of the OEL.
Tri County raises over $1,000 in support of the BCHC Foundation
The Tri County Chapter of the Ontario Electrical League has raised $1,220 in a recent golf tournament to support the Brant Community Healthcare (BCHC) System Foundation.
Members of the Tri County chapter presented Sherri Bocchihi, president and CEO of the BCHC Foundation, with the proceeds to assistt with the purchase of patient equipment.