Finning Canada’s investment of $500,000 in the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will give students enrolled in the heavy mechanical trades program better tools to advance their knowledge in heavy duty mechanics.
Finning’s contribution includes equipment for CNC’s heavy mechanical trades program, ranging from toolbox sets and engines, to transmissions, pumps, and axles. In recognition of this partnership, CNC has renamed one of its newest buildings at the Prince George Campus the “Finning Heavy Mechanical Trades Training Facility”.
”We are pleased to continue our partnership with CNC and support this important investment in our future,” said Kevin Parkes, President, Finning Canada. “By providing tools and equipment to CNC so they can help students gain the necessary experience and education in the trades, we are helping to open doors to gainful employment opportunities for the next generation of talent.”
CNC and Finning have had an on-going relationship since the College first purchased equipment from them for its trades programs back in 2013. When CNC broke ground on its heavy mechanics building back in 2015, the two entered an agreement to have Finning’s name adorn a computer lab in the new facility.
Over the years, Finning has also provided CNC instructors with educational opportunities, funded annual awards for students, and sponsored the College’s Skills Competition.
“We’re very grateful for Finning’s continued support and investment in the success of CNC students,” said CNC President Dr. Dennis Johnson. “Community and industry partners continue to drive the educational experience forward at CNC and open avenues for students to gain employment.”