When Peter Johnston turned his childhood interest in gadgets and robots into a career as a product engineer for Volta Air Technology, he joined the nearly 85 per cent of SFU Mechatronics Systems Engineering (MSE) graduates who’ve stepped into jobs after graduation. Even sweeter, the company is based in Surrey, where he grew up, giving him the opportunity to apply and advance his clean-tech skills at home.
Johnston enrolled in the MSE program—now in its 10th year—after graduating from Semiahmoo Secondary School in 2008. He joined Surrey-based Volta Air as a newly-minted SFU grad in 2013. The company specializes in developing efficient and eco-friendly advanced heating and cooling solutions.