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$10,000 donated to Northern’s Specialist High Skills Major program in mining

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Student learning is benefiting at Northern Secondary School thanks to a recent donation. 

Caisse Alliance in Sturgeon Falls donated $10,000 to the school’s new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in mining. 

The Near North Board says the classes in manufacturing and transportation will be getting two welding machines and an ATV/UTV/motorcycle lift.

“I cannot thank Caisse Alliance enough for their generous donation. It is refreshing and important to have community involvement,” said Kevin Baker, NSS’ technical education teacher and SHSM lead. “When communities are interested in assisting schools to develop student experiences which reflect real-world opportunities, everybody wins. The tooling we will be adding to our manufacturing lab and transportation lab will enable our students to develop their skills on up-to-date, industry-standard equipment.”

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SHSM programs help students to explore careers that are relevant to their community and as a future career path. 

“Our Regional Co-operative Committee recently approved various projects in schools in the region who will each receive a $ 10,000 donation through our Caisse Alliance Fund,” noted Marcy Lemieux, Caisse Alliance’s regional manager.  “This fund was created to help finance projects that will have a long-term impact for as many members of our communities as possible. We are proud to be able to help Northern Secondary School with the purchase of welding equipment and equipment for their mechanics class which will have a positive impact on the development of the school and students.”

The Near North District School Board and Northern Secondary School are both thanking Caisse Alliance for their support.

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