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Westgate Gets Cash For New Trades Machinery

By Katie Nicholls Feb 16, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Westgate CVI is getting a cash infusion from the province to purchase more machinery for students.

The announcement comes from Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

A total investment of $72,800 will ensure continued deliveries of specialized equipment like CNC milling centres, lathes, plasma cutters, CNC desktop milling machines, high-precision conventional milling machines, lathes with readouts, and more. In addition, each school will receive tool kits and cutting tools.

In a statement released by Robert Cattle, Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) Executive Director, he says “Our goal is to expose high school students to technology at an earlier age to engage their interest for a career within our industry,… Not only does this expose students to newer technology at an earlier age, but it also gives teachers up-to-date equipment to implement in their classrooms.”

The school started receiving the machinery in November 2022.


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