OTTAWA, Dec. 8 /CNW/ - Raytheon Canada Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has partnered with Let's Talk Science to engage Canadian youth in science and technology.
As an innovative technology and engineering company, Raytheon Canada is keenly aware of the need to motivate young people to continue their studies in science and technology.
Let's Talk Science is an award-winning, national, nonprofit science outreach organization. Let's Talk Science creates and delivers science learning programs and services that turn kids on to science, keep them engaged in learning, and develop their potential to become 21st century stewards, innovators and citizens.
"Raytheon Canada employs some of the smartest, most innovative and capable engineers in our industry, and we understand that the future of our country depends on the skills of the next generation," said Denny Roberts, country manager for Raytheon Canada Limited. "This partnership will help meet our responsibilities to young Canadians."
"Science education opens many more doors for career opportunities than today's youth realize," said Let's Talk Science President and Founder Bonnie Schmidt. "Raytheon Canada, like Let's Talk Science, understands the acute need to get kids excited about the possibilities of science, so they stay in science in high school and pursue it at the post-secondary level. Through this partnership, we hope to showcase the unique career opportunities available with a background in science, engineering and technology."
For more information on Let's Talk Science, visit www.letstalkscience.ca.
Raytheon Canada Limited has more than 1,500 employees throughout Canada who provide advanced-technology products and services to the aerospace and defence sectors.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.
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