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Georgian College to hold information session on professional maintenance management program

Barrie, ON -- Georgian College and the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) will ...


Barrie, ON — Georgian College and the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) will hold an information session on professional and workforce development on Aug. 31, 2010, at the college’s Barrie Campus.

PEMAC is a national association providing global leadership, education and certification in world-class maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practices, and the creator of the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certification Program, which will be offered at Georgian College and will be discussed during the session.

The MMP program is designed specifically for participants aspiring to maintenance management and supervisory positions; participants employed in maintenance management position, requiring formal training, accreditation, and professional and national recognition; and participants requiring focused training in a particular MPP module.

The MMP Certification Program is for personnel responsible for maintaining the physical assets of their businesses, to ensure that effective capacity, reliability, economic life cycle, safety and environmental compliancy and ROI (return on investment) are achieved.

This information session will provide an overview of the program and the eight modules required for certificate completion. The program, developed by PEMAC with funding provided by the province of Ontario, is now delivered across Canada through the Schools of Continuing Education departments of Canadian colleges, institutes and universities. It is expected to be offered at Georgian College’s Barrie Campus in fall 2010 (subject to enrolment requirements being met).

The Information Session takes place Aug. 31, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes lunch. The location is Room H113, Automotive Building, Georgian College, Barrie Campus.

The presenters will include Brian Malloch, president of PEMAC, and Norman Clegg, executive director of PEMAC. Both Malloch and Clegg have received the Sergio Guy Memorial Award recognizing significant contributions to the maintenance profession in Canada and to PEMAC.

Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP by August 20 to Monika Trickett at (705) 728-1968, ext. 1268 or by e-mail to mtrickett@georgian.on.ca.