Savage Arms donates $25,000 to trades Centre
Fleming College’s fundraising campaign for the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) has received a significant donation of $25,000 from Lakefield’s Savage Arms.
The donation will go toward the Building Skills Shaping Futures Campaign. The fundraising campaign has a goal of raising $1 million with funds earmarked for infrastructure and capital equipment.
“We believe supporting the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre will help with the Peterborough area’s demand for highly-skilled workers, which in turn, will strengthen our local economy and help improve everyone’s quality of life, “noted Terry McCullough, Vice President and General Manager of Savage Arms,
“Savage Arms is very proud to be a part of this great local learning resource.”
The KTTC is currently under construction at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. It is scheduled to open in September 2014, and will house Fleming’s trades and technology programs.
“We are continually grateful for the support of our local businesses and employers. This generous donation from Savage Arms will go towards the training and education of our future workforce, which is essential to a strong economy and vibrant community,” said Fleming College President, Tony Tilly.
Fleming College is constructing a new $36.6 million, 87,000 square foot trades and technology skills training facility.
The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC), through a unique partnership with education and industry, will teach and train students from regional secondary schools, Fleming College and regional industry.
The facility will provide new space and equipment for training in such areas as carpentry, welding, plumbing and machining.
The KTTC will feature state-of-the-art, sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology. It will offer all students access to a full suite of services and supports and a vibrant campus life.
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