Diavik invests in trades training
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The Kimberlite Career and Technical Centre has received another donation from a familiar benefactor.
Diavik has given the centre another $20,000 to help out with programming there, bringing the total amount of money given to $220,000 since 1994.
Diavik's president and chief operating officer, Niels Kristensen, said Diavik's donation usually goes into one specific sector of the centre's operations.
“Our support is predominately channeled into their welding shop. It's been instrumental in keeping that side of their centre going for many years now," he said.
Kristensen also said there were some students who expressed an interest in working for Diavik during the presentation, but he said just having them interested in a trade is good enough.
"If they end up working at one of the other industries or one of the other mines...in the territory, that's fine too. The most important thing is that we, together with others, and there are many others supporting that Kimberlite Centre, that we continue to support that centre all of us together," he said.
In a press release, Yellowknife Catholic Schools superintendent Claudia Parker said the donation will better prepare students for the world of working.
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