Put another feather in Northern Lakes College’s cap.
NLC Maintenance Management Professional Program students James Gunn and Darren Mangin were recently recognized by hundreds of peers at the 2015 Capstone Awards Ceremony at the MainTrain Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Gunn was the 2015 Winner of the Capstone Award for Excellence in Business Process Focused Capstone Project. Gunn’s project will allow his employer to save millions of dollars.
“By following the principles established through the MMP program, and the successful implementation of the Capstone Project, Lake Utopia Paper has the opportunity to move from a state of reactive maintenance to one that is truly proactive. Lake Utopia Paper has the opportunity to increase production uptime through improved failure detection, generating in excess of $2.5M over five years,” says Gunn.
NLC student Darren Mangin was also recognized as the 2015 Winner of the Capstone Award for Excellence in Technical Focused Capstone Project for Hiram Walker & Sons Limited.
“The Capstone project really brought the maintenance team together by keeping the focus centered around reducing downtime for the most critical process in our plant. Aside from the improved [key
performance indicators], the best result measured was the strong relationship and trust that developed between maintenance and operations during the completion of this project,” says Mangin.
The magnitude of real cost savings was made possible by applying the knowledge and strategies built throughout the eight-module program.
“We are pleased to see MMP students bringing real life solutions to real life business challenges. Such application of learning is a true reflection of the purpose of continuing and professional studies,” says Rachel Ouellette, chair of Continuing Education and Corporate Training.
The MMP certificate requires 225 hours of LIVE online class time and culminates in the applied Capstone Project.
NLC is Canada’s only LIVE Online English language provider of the MMP Certification Program.