Sandvik Coromant, Mitutoyo donate combined $157K to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Tuesday January 16, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sandvik Coromant, Mitutoyo donate combined $157K to Saskatchewan Polytechnic
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Jan. 16, 2018 - An $82,133 donation from Mitutoyo Canada and a $75,000 donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada will go toward securing new equipment and student awards at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

“These two gifts directly impact the heart of Sask Polytech’s mission to educate students and provide skilled and successful graduates,” said Dr. Anne Neufeld, provost and vice-president, Academic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “These gifts by Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada are investments in our students, the workforce of tomorrow and Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector.”

In recognition of the partnership, the Mitutoyo Canada Metrology Lab will be established in the Innovative Manufacturing program area at Regina campus. The lab will provide an opportunity for students to learn on industry-standard equipment.

The Innovative Manufacturing program, which opened in September 2017, is a two-year diploma program designed to provide students with manufacturing knowledge that ranges from mechanical and CAD/CAM engineering technologies, welding and machining disciplines to project management, industrial design and quality control/quality assurance strategies.

Meanwhile, the Sandvik Coromant donation will provide support directly to students in the Innovative Manufacturing and the Machining programs at the Regina and Saskatoon campuses through student awards and enhanced training opportunities for faculty and alumni. As well, the donation of carbide tooling will help ensure programs have the resources required to efficiently operate the program labs.

“Education and training is imperative for increased competency in modern manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant is proud to help schools like Sask Polytech actively work towards closing the skills gap in Canada,” said Randy Bossie, Sandvik Coromant Canada general manager.

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