Sheridan's skilled trades get a boost from Canadian Welding Bureau
A plaque was unveiled on June 12 to celebrate a $100,000 donation to Sheridan’s Welding program from the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). The generous contribution has enabled upgrades and enhancements to the existing Oakville facility and will support the expansion of the program to a two-year Welding diploma.
“We chose to partner with Sheridan because it is forward-looking,” said Doug Luciani, President and CEO of the CWB (and a graduate of Sheridan’s Welding program). He noted the growing scarcity of skilled labour in Canada, which will only worsen as the current workforce ages. “We have thousands of clients, all of whom point to the shortage of skilled welders as their number one challenge. Sheridan’s new program, coupled with its investment in a great new facility, is a positive step towards helping to address this challenge,” he said.
Luciani is a two-time Sheridan graduate, having earned a Welder Fitter certificate in 1998 and a Business Management Studies certificate four years prior. “It was well worth the effort,” he said. “I loved my programs; the welding instructors were amazing. Plus, having the practical skill gives me some additional credibility amongst our clients and members.”
The Welding program will be housed at the new Skilled Trades building under construction at the Davis Campus in Brampton.
Pictured from left is CWB President and CEO Doug Luciani (Welder Fitter, 1998 & Business Management, 1994) and Sheridan’s Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Iain McNab
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