Donation of PPE helps students continue their welding education

More than 350 students benefit from new personal protective equipment (PPE), thanks to a $10,000 donation from Enbridge Pipelines.

Five Calgary high-school welding programs representing more than 350 students in southern Alberta are benefitting from new personal protective equipment (PPE), thanks to a $10,000 donation from Enbridge Pipelines.

The PPE includes non-flammable long sleeved-Jackets, P-100 respirators, leather gloves with a cuff, safety glasses with side shields, earplugs, face shields, and leather spats to cover boots.

“These essential items will ensure that students are learning to weld in safe environments,” explains Stéphan De Loof, Executive Director Operations, conseil scolaire FrancoSud. “This donation was critical in mitigating the impact of COVID-19, which meant that students could not share PPE as they might have been able to do previously. Thanks to the new PPE, students were able to continue their welding education.”

“FrancoSud would like to thank the CWB Welding Foundation and its partners, including Enbridge, for the donation and support in this and other projects such as our Mind Over Metal welding camps,” said De Loof.

Photos courtesy of École Beausoleil in Okotoks, Alberta.