Photo Credit: Peel District School Board
Humberview Secondary School in Bolton is one of two schools in Caledon-Dufferin receiving high-tech machinery aimed at helping young people gain the skills needed to prepare for careers in tooling and machining. Humberview’s machinery is valued at approximately $72,860 according to a press release today from the office of Sylvia Jones, MPP.
Orangeville District Secondary School is receiving machinery valued at $25,480.
Equipment deliveries for the program began in November 2022, and range from CNC milling centres, lathes, and plasma cutters, to CNC desktop milling machines, high precision conventional milling machines, lathes with readouts, and more. In addition, each school of the two schools will receive tool kits and cutting tools.
This project by the CTMA and the Ontario Council for Technology and Education (OCTE) is funded through the ministry’s Skills Development Fund.
“Our goal is to expose high school students to technology at an earlier age to engage their interest for a career within our industry,” said Robert Cattle, Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) Executive Director. “Not only does this expose students to newer technology at an earlier age, but also gives teachers up-to-date equipment to implement in their classrooms.”
The Skills Development Fund allows organizations to apply for funding to deliver in- demand training programs. The release states that since the Fund was launched in 2021, more than $660 million has been invested to help more than 400,000 people upgrade their skills.
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