Launches Gray Tools Canada Highest Standard Achievement Award
BRAMPTON, ON, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Gray Tools, the only
industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools in Canada, launched the
Gray Tools Canada Highest Standard Achievement Award and recognized
Brampton, ON-based Judith Nyman Secondary School student John Dawe for
excellence last night at the school's commencement event.
"We think it's important to engage with the next generation of
tradespeople," says Gary Nuttall, president, Gray Tools. "As part of
our 100th anniversary celebrations, we wanted to give back to the community and
help future generations. We created the Gray Tools Canada Highest
Standard Achievement Award to recognize a student's overall excellence
in a vocational program."
"We're delighted to launch the inaugural award at Judith Nyman secondary
school, one of the largest vocational schools in Ontario and part of
the community in which we work," adds Nuttall.
The award for Dawe, a grade 12 student who is graduating at the end of
the year, came in the form of a Master Tool set valued at $3,000 to
help him as he works towards a career. This includes top and bottom
tool boxes, socket and wrench sets, screwdrivers, pliers, hex key sets,
punch and chisels, among other tools.
"This is a really significant contribution to John Dawe and his goal of
becoming a mechanic - a profession where companies expect people to
bring their own tools," says Judith Nyman Principal John Colton. "Gray
Tools has given a great head start to a student who really grew in his
skill and learning, and followed it with a very successful co-op
placement at a local motorcycle shop. It's so rewarding to watch when a
student's skill and aptitude meshes with their passion, as it did with
John Dawe and his interest in mechanics."
Judith Nyman Secondary School in Brampton is a workplace destination
school that offers a strong school-to-work program that includes
hands-on, technical skills training in a number of trades.
Gray Tools Canada Inc. (www.graytools.com) of Brampton, ON, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, is the only industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools
in Canada and has been manufacturing high-quality hand tools since
1912. The company currently offers more than 6,000 industrial product
solutions and operates two warehouses in Canada.
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