CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Pembina Pipeline Corporation understands that by supporting organizations that improve access to education, they are able to enhance the quality of life in the communities where they operate. The Pembina Pipeline and Junior Achievement partnership will expand student programs to have a greater community impact in Fort McMurray.
There is a high demand for JA programs from teachers and school districts in Fort McMurray, and with Pembina's support, Junior Achievement can meet the demand for this educational opportunity for students. Pembina's financial commitment and volunteer support will ensure more students receive their JA educational program.
"Communities throughout our operations put their trust in Pembina Pipeline Corporation and permit us to operate in their backyards," says Shawn Davis, Manager, Communications & Public Affairs for Pembina Pipeline Corporation. "Through our community investment program, we honour this relationship and give back to those organizations that make our operating communities strong. We are proud to support Junior Achievement's experiential, hands-on program approach to work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. We believe these programs can make a real difference in helping youth in the Fort McMurray region learn critical skills that will aid in their future success."
Pembina's support will allow Junior Achievement to double student reach in Fort McMurray over the next three years.
"Junior Achievement teaches young people about money management and how business works. We empower youth to connect the dots and own their economic future. But it's only through great community partnerships like the one that exists between Pembina Pipeline Corporation and JA, that we can make true impact in the lives of youth." Jay Ball, CEO - JA of Northern Alberta
Junior Achievement is excited to expand their reach in Wood Buffalo region's largest city. Fort McMurray is a vibrant community rich in history and with an unlimited potential for the future. Junior Achievement is proud to provide students with skills needed to prepare them for the workforce in Alberta's robust economy.
SOURCE: Pembina Pipeline Corporation
For further information:
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
3800, 525 8th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 1G1
Junior Achievement of Northern AB & NWT
200, 9990 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1P7