Washington Foundation invests in welding and technology development

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The CWB Foundation, a national not-for-profit charitable organization, has received a $500,000 gift from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation (DPWF) in conjunction with Seaspan. This significant funding marks the single largest private sector donation received by the CWB Foundation since its founding in 2013 and represents a pivotal step forward in advancing skilled trades and technology-based career opportunities through education, innovation, and collaboration in British Columbia.  The initiative focuses on the creation of a state-of-the-art welding and technology community hub on Vancouver Island, an accessible training facility for both secondary students and community members, providing comprehensive education in welding and metal fabrication.

Located near Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, the hub will also support ongoing professional development for Seaspan employees needing upskilling or reskilling. Additionally, the hub will be adjacent to the Songhees Nation and will be a resource for community members, ensuring inclusive access to advanced educational resources and opportunities for Indigenous students.

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