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Donation of Electrical Equipment Will Help Skilled Trades Programs

Students work in the electrical lab with donated equipment
Photos submitted by Jay Krawchuk, Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Technician Program

St. Lawrence College (SLC) received a donation of electrical equipment worth some $38,000 to be used in several skilled trades programs on its Kingston campus. The donation was made by Daltco Electric & Supply Ltd., Eastern Ontario’s largest independent electrical distributor, offering residential, commercial, and industrial electrical solutions.

The donation is comprised of electrical equipment, including fixtures, bulbs, lamps, plates, fuses, ballasts, switches, cables, connectors, detectors, relays, sensors, tools, coveralls/gloves, and more. The equipment will be used in several SLC programs including Industrial Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Energy Systems Engineering Technician, Wind Turbine Technician, and Instrumentation Technician.

“In today’s construction and industrial environments, technology changes quickly and our goal is to educate our students in the current work environment, and to be prepared for the future,” said Jay Krawchuk, Program Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Technician at SLC. “We are grateful for the donation of equipment that helps us provide up-to-date materials and supplies to create the best learning environment for our students.”

Daltco Electric is a longtime donor to SLC, going back to 1999. Peter Dalton, President of Daltco Electric, served on the volunteer cabinet of SLC’s Uncommon Campaign, the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by the College, and was the first donor in support of the renovation of Newcourt House for the Centre for Behavioural Studies.

“Daltco Electric is thrilled to contribute to these skilled trades programs at St. Lawrence College,” said Peter Dalton, President, Daltco Electric. “Throughout the years, SLC has continued to enhance its position as a leader in hands-on training and education with both their skilled trades and technician/technology programs, both in the community and the province. We are extremely proud of our long-standing relationship with St. Lawrence College.”

“On behalf of SLC, I want to thank Daltco Electric for this important gift of equipment and supplies for several of our skilled trades programs,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “Peter Dalton and Daltco have a long history of supporting our students through their philanthropy and in hiring many of our graduates, and we appreciate their continued partnership.”

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Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College
613.329.2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College
613.328.2440
jeinarson@sl.on.ca

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