DeWalt donates to support skilled trade education at Humber College
February 16, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
The donation will cover scholarships, bursaries and tools to support programs in the school’s Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology.
Humber College has received a donation from DeWALT to support students training to enter a career in the skilled trades, and the gift will be used to establish the DeWALT Pathways to the Trades scholarships.
Two scholarships will be awarded annually as well as funding for emergency bursaries in the school’s Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology.
The gift will also be used to supplement the Centre’s tool collection and will go towards providing students who demonstrate need with the tools they require for their profession once they graduate.
The gift will also be used for product awards, Centre initiatives and student support including funding for the Pre-Apprentice and Pathways to the Skilled Trades programs, which both include plumbing-related content.
Both the Pre-Apprentice and Pathways to the Skilled Trades are tuition-free programs that aim to bring new individuals into the trades, regardless of experience or education.
Through the partnership, DeWALT will provide brand ambassadors to appear at Humber events and support Humber’s efforts and activities to recruit the next generation of skilled trades professionals and narrow the skills gap.