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Homegrown talent: Teaming up with The Ohio State University

BSET program student
A BSET program student speaks with an industry mentor.

October 2021 – With the back-to-school season in full force, we’re thrilled to see many students at The Ohio State University in Lima enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program - part of our newly introduced Cenovus Lima Refinery Scholarship.

The BSET program, currently in its second year, responds to Ohio manufacturers’ need for highly skilled engineers who also have general manufacturing technology skills and a good working knowledge of business and leadership principles. This evidence-based, interdisciplinary program is available at Ohio State’s regional campuses through a special partnership with the College of Engineering.

“We are supporting the students interested in the work that we do in Lima,” says Claudio Ingaramo, Vice-President, US Refining and Cenovus Lima Refinery Plant Manager. “These scholarships give students a great opportunity for higher education and we hope they will consider us when it comes time to enter the workforce.”

In the first year of the program, each student received at least US$1,000 toward their education, supporting “homegrown” candidates for highly skilled jobs and developing the regional workforce. Cenovus contributed a total of US$25,000 and has rewarded 20 scholarships to students enrolled in the BSET program this semester.

“A graduate from the BSET program could be considered for various jobs at our Refinery, in project or reliability engineering, process controls, or supervision in the maintenance department, among other positions,” says Ingaramo. “Both Cenovus and the University are excited to see young students receive educational opportunities while building a pipeline of skilled and qualified workers who can be part of our local economy.”