Syncrude funds technology upgrades in Fort McMurray Public Schools

Students attending Fort McMurray Public Schools will have access to the latest technologies as part of a $1 million investment in new technology from Syncrude.

The funding will upgrade technological hardware and networks as well as purchase equipment used by students enrolled in high-tech programs such as robotics.

“Syncrude’s success is founded in research and development so we understand why today’s students need these tools,” said Syncrude President and CEO Scott Sullivan. “We believe this investment will engage students and help them learn more about science and technology. Perhaps some of these students will one day design the next big innovation for our industry.”

Syncrude also announced two other major investments at Wednesday’s annual Community Reception. The YMCA of Wood Buffalo will receive $300,000 over three years to upgrade its aquatics facility while Syncrude also donated $480,000 to Science Alberta to create two new resources on land reclamation for teachers.

“We are proud to partner with these organizations who make a difference in our communities and with our students,” Sullivan said.

These investments will help build a strong community with a high quality of life in our region as well as provide our teachers with more tools to develop keen minds in their classrooms.

– Scott Sullivan

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