Education, development, and lifelong learning

Enbridge named again to Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For

An investment in knowledge, a wise old fella once said, pays the best interest.

As we continue to work toward our vision of being North America’s leading energy delivery company, Enbridge also continues to invest in our people’s development—both personal and professional.

Enbridge’s ongoing employee education and development opportunities take many forms. They include financial support for tuition and professional accreditation, online training, and our very own in-house training and development department—Enbridge University (ENBU).

“Enbridge University offers top-caliber educational opportunities to members of our workforce to support their careers and drive business results. ENBU is strategic investment in our people,” says Steve Brierley, Enbridge’s director of executive development. “Our courses are led by post-secondary instructors, leading facilitators and Enbridge subject-matter experts, and our ENBU learning tracks include business and financial acumen, personal and interpersonal excellence, project management and energy-related studies.”

Adds Lisa Yasinko, ENBU’s program lead: “Our programming includes face-to-face courses in Enbridge’s major centres and multiple regional locations, plus a full variety of online courses. ENBU offers relevant, beneficial and engaging learning opportunities for our people.”

Enbridge’s avid support of ongoing employee learning and development is one of several reasons that we were named today to the Financial Post’s 2016 Ten Best Companies to Work For. This marks the third time that Enbridge has earned a spot on the annual FP10, which recognizes Canadian companies that offer “tremendous career advancement opportunities together with leading-edge employee perks and benefits.”

The FP10 is compiled by Mediacorp Canada, which also rates Canada’s Top 100 Employers list every year. The 2016 FP10 winners were announced this morning via a special feature section in the Financial Post.

In recent weeks, ENBU launched a Business Analysis Certificate program for our employees through a partnership with Edmonton’s MacEwan University. This certificate program is a stepping stone to formal recognition and accreditation through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

ENBU also offers a Project Management Certificate program, through a partnership with SAIT Polytechnic, that satisfies requirements toward Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is available company-wide.

“We’ve developed our ENBU certificate programs to fill a need. Project management is important to our success as a company, and business analysis is an essential skill set at all levels, across all departments and functional areas, at Enbridge,” says Yasinko. “At the moment, we’re looking into additional ENBU certificate programs—specifically ones that increase business and financial acumen.”

The selection process for the annual FP10 list uses the same criteria as the Canada’s Top 100 Employers index, including training and skills development, atmosphere, community involvement, benefits, and community involvement—with comparisons within industry “to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs,” say organizers.