Young’s Equipment donation supports Agricultural Equipment Technician students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
The gift includes new equipment for the Agricultural Equipment Technician program
February 27, 2020 – Today Young’s Equipment announced an in-kind donation of $450,000 for new, state-of-the-art equipment for Agricultural Equipment Technician student and apprentice training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
“Young’s Equipment is a long-time supporter of Sask Polytech and the Agricultural Equipment Technician program and apprenticeship training,” says Tim Young, general manager, Young’s Equipment. “Today’s $450,000 in-kind donation of equipment for students and apprentices to learn on includes: Case IH front loader, CVT transmission, combine PTO gear box and core, CASE IH MAXXUM tractor, Case Farmall tractor and two Kubota engines.”
“Our heartfelt thanks to Tim Young and the team at Young’s Equipment for your incredible gift today, and for your continued support of our students throughout the past many years,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “Your gifts are integral in helping our School of Transportation train the Agricultural Equipment Technicians needed today and into the future. This donation helps Agricultural Equipment Technicians advance their careers, helps employers hire highly qualified technicians and advances Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry and economy.”
Young’s Equipment has supported Sask Polytech’s Agricultural Equipment Technician program for many years and employs many Sask Polytech alumni. Previously Young’s Equipment partnered with CASE – IH to provide a tractor for the Agricultural Equipment Technician shop. The company also has provided many other in-kind donations and annually sponsors five student scholarship awards. In 2016 Tim Young received an honorary diploma from Sask Polytech. The strong partnership between Sask Polytech and Young's Equipment illustrates how everyone benefits when business and post-secondary work together.
Young’s Equipment is Southern Saskatchewan’s largest Case IH dealer with nine locations in Regina, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, Windthorst, Weyburn, Davidson, Raymore, Watrous and Chamberlain. Founded in 1988, Young’s is a family owned business and has over 220 employees throughout the province. Young’s has received numerous awards over the years including Paragon Business of the Year, 2009 Farm Equipment Dealers North American Dealership of the Year award, Sask Business Top 100 Saskatchewan Companies (#37) and the Bill Lipsey Merit Award from the Canada Western Equipment Dealers Association.