Saskatchewan Polytechnic receives donation from Grainger Canada in support of student safety
June 15, 2020 – Today, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce an important contribution in support of its trades and industrial programs through a donation of safety rated technical clothing by Grainger Canada.
The donation includes winter parkas, bibs, overalls, hoodies, shirts and soft-shell jackets. All pieces are safety rated, include reflective material for better visibility and meet a certain fire rating level. The products are the same pieces used by workers in the automotive, mining, forestry, engineering, power and gas industries.
“Grainger Canada is a proud supporter of Sask Polytech’s skilled trades programs,” says Chris Brychun, senior manager DC operations, Grainger Canada. “As a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products, we understand the importance of having the tools and equipment to get the job done and keep people safe. We’re pleased to partner with Sask Polytech to provide staff and students with access to some of these materials.”
“Thank you to Grainger Canada for your incredible gift and for your continued support of our students,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO, Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “The health, safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. This donation provides high-end industrial clothing to ensure students are visible and protected from the elements while they learn and work with equipment outdoors. We have been fortunate to have a strong and lengthy partnership with Grainger Canada, and this new donation reinforces how everyone benefits when business and post-secondary work together.”
The donation benefits several programs including Agricultural Equipment Technician, Architectural Technologies, Auto Body Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Civil Engineering Technologies, Heavy Equipment and Truck and Transport Technician, Parts Management Technician, Water and Wastewater Technician, as well as programs in the natural resource and mining areas and apprenticeship training.
“Many of the students that we work with experience financial barriers,” says Dalton Mervold, program head, Trades Innovation and Leadership, Sask Polytech. “This donation provides students access to an inventory of clothing that would otherwise have needed to be purchased by each individual.”