Union Gas Helps Promote Skilled Trades Through a $1,000 Grant To Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School

Thunder Bay, ON, November 9, 2017 - Union Gas supports the efforts of Northern Nishnawbe Education Council to support a First Nations' education system through a $1,000 grant for Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School's trade wing.

Franklin Cromarty High School Cheque Presentation

Students and staff from Franklin Cromarty High School visited our Thunder Bay office to hear about job opportunities in skilled trades.

"Union Gas is passionate about investing in youth and in giving them the opportunity to explore skilled trades as a career option," said Nick Klip, district manage Northwest, Union Gas. "We are proud to support Northern Nishnawbe Education Council and the skilled trades program at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School that helps First Nation, Métis and Inuit students learn about the tremendous career opportunities available in skilled trades and technologies."

The First Nations Trade School is expanding and growing to provide skills training to students. The Students come from many northern communities that need tradespeople. Skilled trades provide opportunities for gaining transferable skills, entrepreneurial options and community benefit.

"This donation will allow the Trade School to purchase needed equipment to support expanding programs. Support from Union Gas and other community partners who understand the need for trades education and tradespeople in all communities is extremely important," said Kenny Liddicoat, First Nations Trade School coordinator, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. "It is also beneficial to expose students to the many opportunities and rewarding careers available at Union Gas."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. Union Gas is committed to building long-term productive relationships with members of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities based on mutual respect and economic opportunity. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058
djprimorac@uniongas.com

Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School
Kenny Liddicoat
Trade School Coordinator
Ph: 8017 623-8914 ext. 3020
Kliddicoat@nnec.on.ca