SGI and Contractor Connection donate $30,000 to Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology

Helping create another strong generation of construction tradespeople through the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT), Contractor Connection in partnership with SGI is donating $30,000 to SIIT.

“We hope that this donation will help SIIT to train a great new group of construction tradespeople so they can thrive in Saskatchewan’s construction industry,” says Cortney Young, Vice President of Contractor Connection, a division of Crawford & Company.

The donation was presented this morning at SIIT’s Regina campus.

The money will be used to upgrade the technological infrastructure at SIIT Career Centres and support individuals with licensing, safety, and technical training.

“This donation contributes to the skills and knowledge held in the trades across Saskatchewan,” says Penny McCune, President and CEO of SGI Canada.

“That means people whose property has been damaged will be able to reopen their business faster, get back into their homes more quickly and make a fresh start because of the work done by students who have graduated from SIIT.”

Lisa Shingoose, SIIT Vice-President of Employment Development and Career Services says this funding will help support all nine of their SIIT Career Centre locations.

“As we partner with First Nations communities across the province to support the development of a skilled and labour-ready workforce, our Career Centres help to reduce barriers and provide vital employment services, skills training, and wraparound supports to help close employment gaps,” she says.

“We are grateful to Contractor Connection and SGI Canada for supporting this important work.”

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