As part of its Technical School Initiative, Grundfos announced a five-year, $25,000 partnership with Humber College in Toronto. The funding will provide an annual $1,000 Grundfos Plumbing Apprenticeship Award to a student in their final year of study; efficiency pumps; technical literature; and access to pump industry professionals. Trade program faculty will receive assistance through pump advice and teaching aids. Training takes place at the college’s Centre for Trades and Technology located near the North Campus in Etobicoke. The 120 000-ft.2 centre opened in 2009 and houses several trade programs that focus on the building and construction sector. The facility includes two full-sized town homes and dedicated labs for construction.
Launched in 2011, Grundfos’ Technical School initiative currently provides more than $32,500 in support annually to plumbing apprentice programs at select Canadian post-secondary schools. Humber is the fifth institution to join the program. Grundfos plans to extend the program further in 2014 with the addition of two or three more schools. The announcement is expected in the late spring or early summer. www.humber.ca and http://ca.grundfos.com