The CWA Foundation has launched the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to help improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada.
Teachers from welding programs within schools across Canada have the opportunity to apply to receive equipment and funding. This assistance will aid in the improvement of existing welding programs, expanding existing welding programs, and creating welding programs within schools in need.
“Many institutions across Canada do not receive the necessary funding that is needed in order to provide Canadian students a safe, valuable welding experience,” says Deborah Mates, executive director of the CWA Foundation. “The CWA Foundation has created the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to ensure that each institution has the resources they need. The institutions will be able to enhance the welding experience for students by creating an attractive program while upholding all safety requirements.”
Teachers from Secondary and Post-Secondary institutions can download the application directly from the CWA Foundation web site. By documenting the school’s needs in terms of equipment and funding, the CWA Foundation will be able to assess the ways that they can provide support.
For information on how the CWA Foundation may be able to provide equipment or materials support to secondary or post-secondary welding programs please contact executive director, Deborah Mates at [email protected].
The CWA Foundation was founded in 2013 and has since continued to engage various Canadian youth demographics in education and promotion of welding. Key groups that the CWA Foundation focuses on include elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools as well as women, Aboriginal peoples, at-risk-youth, disabled, and visible minorities.