Trades NL Awards $18,000 in Education School Grants to Fund School Initiatives in NL

For Immediate Release

February 15th, 2023  – Trades NL, representing over 15,000 unionized skilled trade workers across Newfoundland and Labrador are providing $18,000 in Education School Grants under their Community Giving Programs to NL schools. The grants support initiatives that enhance student programming, resources & equipment – aiming to positively impact school-aged children and the communities in which both they and Trades NL members reside as neighbours, friends and family.

“The applications we received for this grant were outstanding and show a real commitment from educators towards children in this province and quality education,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “From upgrading skilled trades classrooms with better equipment to enhancing physical activity through indoor interactive digital playgrounds, there were so many interesting initiatives presented and our members are excited to see how these funds will positively impact learning and inspire students. We look forward to highlighting some of our recipients and their initiatives in the near future.”

Successful recipients include:

  • Cowan Heights Elementary
  • Roncalli Central High School
  • St. Marks School
  • Gros Morne Academy
  • Cape John Collegiate
  • Templeton Academy
  • Marystown Central High
  • Fogo Island Central Academy
  • Frank Roberts Junior High
  • Stephenville High School
  • St. Edwards School
  • Pearson Academy
  • Tuckamore Centre
  • John Burke High School
  • Tricentia Academy
  • St. Anne’s Academy
  • Rennie’s River Elementary
  • Grandy’s River Collegiate

Over the last decade, Trades NL members have donated over $20 Million to various organizations, proudly demonstrating that when our women and men are working, they are giving back to our society.

To learn more about Trades NL’s Community Giving Programs click here.

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About Trades NL
Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 60 trades and 15,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.

About Trades NL: Indigenous Skilled Trades Office
Trades NL: Indigenous Skilled Trades Office, located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, is dedicated to recruiting, promoting, supporting and advancing the economic growth of Indigenous People of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades – with an emphasis on Red Seal occupations. This office seeks to create new employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons, increase apprenticeship completion rates, and foster greater commitment and participation of employers and unions to create employment opportunities, overcome barriers and enhance supports in the workplace.

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