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July 11, 2012
Tools used at Skills Canada donated to area schools
The collection of Stanley and Dewalt tools used at the recent 2012 Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton are being donated to five Alberta schools.
This donation provides students and educators with industry-leading tools that will help ensure that classroom training is relevant to the needs of employers that service Canada’s skilled trades industries.
Recipients will receive a package of Stanley & Dewalt tools such as cordless power tools, miter saws, scroll saws, and accessories valued at up to $10,000 for use in their Career and Technology Studies (CTS) labs.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. brand manager Jocelyn Stephen said the tools will transfer classroom knowledge to hands-on experience.
“We believe that helping young Canadians develop the skills necessary for successful careers ultimately benefits all of us by ensuring our country will have the strong, skilled workforce it needs going forward,” she said in a release.
This donation builds upon other provincial and national initiatives being spearheaded by Skills/Compétences Canada and Skills Canada Alberta to help schools continue to deliver hands-on training and education programs that prepare students for careers in the skilled trades.
The Skills Canada National Competition, which took place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, is recognized as Canada’s top championship competition in six skilled trade and technology categories: construction, transportation, manufacturing, information and technology, service and employment.
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