Toronto, ON — DeWalt is helping skilled trades students at Humber College, Toronto, Ont, with a $300,000 donation that will be used for scholarships, tools, and additional support.
DeWalt and Humber announced the partnership at an event held at the Humber Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology on Feb. 15.
“DeWalt is proud to be a partner of Humber College and its Centre for Trades and Technology, providing financial support for training and scholarships, tools and equipment,” said Allan Hawes, general manager of Stanley Black & Decker Canada. “We believe it is important to work with programs such as those offered by Humber College to help ensure that Canada’s young tradespeople have the training and tools they need for their future success.”
DeWalt will establish the DeWalt Pathways to the Trades Scholarships as part of its donation. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be given out annually and $6,000 will be allocated for emergency bursaries in the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology.
The donation will also be used to supplement a collection of tools. It will also go towards providing students who demonstrate need with the tools they require for their profession once they graduate.
Additional support will also be used for product awards, student support and Centre initiatives. The student support includes funding for the Pre-Apprentice and Pathways to the Skilled Trades programs.