CWA Foundation announces multi-year commitment for Welding Programs in Halton District School Board Schools

Date: Thursday October 9, 2014
Time**: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Georgetown District High School: 70 Guelph Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 3Z5
**Photo Opportunity Available

Georgetown, ON – Halton Learning Foundation is pleased to announce a multi-year commitment totalling $75,000 plus another $75,000 of in-kind services and support from the CWA Foundation to establish the CWA Foundation Fund to support Welding education and pathways programs of the Halton District School Board.

“The CWA Foundation is thrilled to partner with Halton Learning Foundation in providing support to students interested in pursuing careers in welding”, said Deborah A. Mates, CFRE, Executive Director, CWA Foundation, “We look forward to working together in the development of a solid welding curriculum that will become a model for other school boards across the Province and beyond.”

“This generous donation and support by CWA Foundation will go a long way in creating an engaging environment for our students at the same time as creating a very positive partnership between education and the workplace. This gift will enhance our program offerings, provide new resources and equipment for the program, provide professional development for teachers, and support the promotion of welding education at the primary and secondary levels.” said David Lewis, Coordinator, Technological Education and Pathways, Halton District School Board.

Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director of the Halton Learning Foundation added “On behalf of the Foundation, we’d like to express our thanks to the CWA Foundation for becoming our new partner – we are very grateful for their multi-year commitment to supporting students pursuing Welding programs and careers.”

The CWA Foundation (Foundation) was founded in May of 2013 as a federal non-share capital corporation with Registered Charitable Status. The Foundation’s key mandates are to support public safety awareness, and to address the skilled welding labour shortage in Canada. It will also focus on creating access to educational opportunities for all levels of education from elementary through to post- secondary, as well as aboriginal peoples, women, those with disabilities and visible minorities. Further information is available at www.cwa-foundation.org .

Halton Learning Foundation exists to acquire and allocate resources to enrich educational opportunities and eliminate economic barriers to learning for Halton District School Board students.

Lesley Mansfield, APR
Executive Director
Halton Learning Foundation
905.335.3665 Ext. 3207 mansfieldl@hdsb.ca


Deborah A. Mates, CFRE
Executive Director
CWA Foundation
905-699-5230 Deborah.Mates@cwa-foundation.org

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