CNC building renamed in honour of major donation

The newest building at the College of New Caledonia has been renamed in honour of Finning Canada following a donation of $500,000 worth of equipment from the company towards the college's heavy duty mechanics program.

It is now known as the Finning Heavy Mechanical Trades Training Facility.

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"We're very grateful for Finning's continued support and investment in the success of CNC students," said CNC president Dr. Dennis Johnson. "Community and industry partners continue to drive the educational experience forward at CNC and open avenues for students to gain employment."

Finning's contribution includes equipment for CNC's heavy mechanical trades program, ranging from toolbox sets and engines, to transmissions, pumps, and axles.

CNC and Finning have had an on-going relationship since the college first purchased equipment from them for its trades programs in 2013. When CNC broke ground on its heavy mechanics building in 2015, the two entered an agreement to have Finning's name adorn a computer lab in the new facility.

Over the years, Finning has also provided CNC instructors with educational opportunities, funded annual awards for students, and sponsored the college's skills competition.

"We are pleased to continue our partnership with CNC and support this important investment in our future," said Finning Canada president Kevin Parkes. "By providing tools and equipment to CNC so they can help students gain the necessary experience and education in the trades, we are helping to open doors to gainful employment opportunities for the next generation of talent."

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