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Two Canadian schools score Hypertherm grants

They’ll get a plasma cutting and gouging system plus curriculum.


August 4, 2015
by PLANT STAFF

HANOVER, NH — Two schools in Western Canada are among 10 in North America receiving a Hypertherm 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant.

The Hanover, NH-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems will
provide a Powermax45 plasma cutting and gouging system, the Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice curriculum kit, and in-person training from a Hypertherm industrial cutting expert.

“Choosing among the many worthy programs was really quite challenging based on the dozens of grant applications we received. There are clearly a lot of very good welding programs out there, and unfortunately, at the same time a lot of need,” said Betsy Van Duyne, who manages Hypertherm’s educational program. “We are thrilled to help some of these schools improve the ratio of students to cutting systems, and at the same time, provide students with an opportunity to learn to cut and gouge on a modern plasma system.”

The grant recipients from vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities are as follows:

British Columbia Institute of Technology – Burnaby, BC
Trades Training Initiative – Peace River, Alta.
Calhoun High School – Port Lavaca, Tex.
Westosha Central High School – Salem, Wis.
Jones County Junior College Greene County Center – Leakesville, Miss.
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown, NC
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
South Plains College – Levelland, Tex.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Knoxville, Tenn.
Western Technical College – El Paso, Tex.

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