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Siemens Canada announces $15,000 for state of the art Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics program

Date: Monday September 15, 2014
Time**: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Garth Webb Secondary School: 2820 Westoak Trails Blvd., Oakville, ON, L6M 4W2
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Oakville, ON – Halton Learning Foundation is pleased to announce a donation of $15,000 from Siemens Canada to support a new, first of its kind, state-of-the-art, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics program at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville. In partnership with local industry, CMA (Canadian Manufacturing Association) and CTMA (Canadian Tooling & Machining Association), the Halton District School Board is developing a provincial classroom and program model for the delivery of advanced manufacturing.

“At Siemens Canada, we strive to support and integrate into the local communities in which we operate. One of our areas of focus is education, and we are very proud to partner with the Halton Learning Foundation, to foster the development of young people and enhance their educational opportunities,” said Robert Hardt, President and CEO of Siemens Canada Limited. “This program also presents a wonderful opportunity to engage our employees to generate students enthusiasm for science and technology and encourage them to pursue technology-focused careers.”

“This generous donation and support by Siemens Canada 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 state-of-the-art program’s focus is on advanced manufacturing processes and robotics, and will provide amazing opportunities for our students.” 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 Siemens Canada for becoming our new partner – we are very grateful for their support in this initiative to support the students at Garth Webb.”

For more than 100 years, the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy, health care and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30), were $2.0 billion CAD. The company has 46 offices and 18 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.

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.

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