Investments into education, young people and technology provide excellent returns.
That’s why Syncrude will donate $1 million to the Father Patrick Mercredi Science and Technology Centre.
“Syncrude’s success is founded in research and development,” said Syncrude President and CEO Scott Sullivan.
Science and technology built our industry and we’re proud to help build a testing ground for students to explore their opportunities and careers in these fields.
Syncrude’s donation to the high school over the next four years will help build new labs for Engineering Technologies, Instrumentation/Electrical/Power Engineering, IT/Networking, Health Science/Forensic Science, Recreation & Fitness and Environmental Science. The funding will also help redesign the school’s existing Multi-media/CAD and Photography labs.
These labs will provide hands-on learning opportunities to give students an advantage in applying for post-secondary training and apprenticeships, particularly in areas expected to require skilled workers as the labour market becomes more competitive.
“This centre will enable the school to better meet the needs of the students as well as the community,” said Kim Jenkins, Superintendent, Fort McMurray Catholic Schools. “We want to thank Syncrude for supporting a project for students to pursue learning opportunities in a variety of science, mathematical and technological fields.”