College of the North Atlantic joins CHFCA

New green energy program offering leads to academic membership

3/9/2023 1:44:43 PM

STEPHENVILLE, NL — The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is pleased to announce College of the North Atlantic (CNA) as an Academic Member.

CNA will begin delivering new programs in September 2023 that have been proactively developed in consultation with global industry leaders and experts for what is expected to be a robust demand for green energy-related labour demands and skillsets. CNA is committed to professional development, up-skilling, and re-skilling of the next generation of energy workers and technicians to work in Canada’s future hydrogen and fuel cell economy.

Specifically, a Wind Turbine Technician program will be offered at the college’s Bay St. George campus in Stephenville and a Hydrogen Technician program will be located at its Corner Brook campus – the site of a state-of-the-art technical power engineering lab.

This is new territory for CNA in its 60-year history as a post-secondary education and skilled training provider, and it is focused on ensuring that the programs are not only groundbreaking in their content, but they are responsive to industry requirements in the labour force. CNA is committed to supporting the development of this potential new industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as on the world stage where green energy is emerging as a means to secure future energy sources.

“We are delighted to become part of this national association and connect with other organizations that are also committed to a net-zero economy and supporting industry sectors by providing graduates with a solid foothold in future employment,” said Jason Rolls, CNA’s Vice President, Academic and Applied Research. “These new programs will be part of our new School of Sustainable Development, which is currently being established to steward new initiatives throughout the college network and minimize its environmental footprint, while at the same time, improve resource efficiencies.”

Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA, says CHFCA is pleased to extend a warm welcome to College of the North Atlantic as its newest academic member.

“As a pioneer in hydrogen technician programs in Canada, CNA is playing a vital role in shaping the future of the hydrogen workforce. We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with them to further this important mission.”

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About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products.  As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad.  The CHFCA currently has more than 170 members across Canada and regional branches in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow or visit for more information.

About College of the North Atlantic (CNA)
CNA is the largest post-secondary educational and technical skills training centre in Atlantic Canada; enrolling learners each year in more than 100 full-time programs across six schools: Academics, Applied Arts, and Tourism; Business and Information Technology; Engineering Technology; Health Sciences; Natural Resources and Industrial Trades; and Sustainable Development. For the past 60 years, since the opening of Trades and Vocational School campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), college education has evolved and responded to the education and training needs of this province. Today, CNA has multiple campuses and delivers programs and services to students in NL and across the globe, including online delivery and blended learning opportunities. CNA also recently ramped up its educational development outreach partnering with other institutions to bring Canadian standards, curriculum, and instructional approaches in post-secondary education to many developing countries. Additional information on CNA’s mandate and lines of business can be found on the CNA website: Follow the college on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media contacts:

Pranav Chandrasekar
Member Engagement Coordinator, Hydrogen BC
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

Michelle Barry
Communication Manager
College of the North Atlantic