SNC-Lavalin supports Alloprof and academic achievement - A new tool will help students prepare for exams

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Alloprof is proud to announce it will be receiving financial support from SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) to design an online educational assistance tool. The company's total investment of $150,000 over the next three years will benefit tens of thousands of school children whose anxiety levels rise come exam time.

"It's very gratifying for Alloprof to see a Canadian institution such as SNC-Lavalin contribute to helping students stay in school and succeed," says Sandrine Faust, Managing Director of Alloprof. "School is important—the more people say it, the more it will be heard and understood. Companies and the business community play a crucial role. Today, SNC-Lavalin is making a statement, and it's an inspiring one. This partnership will enable us to develop a new leading edge service that will cater to the particular needs of students struggling with math, science and technology, subjects that account for more than 60% of all assistance provided by our organization," she adds.

"Education is the central theme of our community involvement, so we're very excited to be working with Alloprof," says Erik J. Ryan, Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Marketing and External Relations at SNC-Lavalin. "We're pleased to be contributing to the development of a new tool that will help students prepare for exams. SNC-Lavalin salutes Alloprof for its leadership and innovations. It has played a key role in the academic achievement of Quebec youth for over 20 years."

Over the coming months, this new partnership with SNC-Lavalin will allow Alloprof to design an online program that offers interactive educational assistance. It is expected to be up and running by January 2018, just in time to help students prepare for their mid-year exams.

About Alloprof
Alloprof is an organization that supports perseverance and success in school by offering free help with schoolwork to all elementary and high school students in Quebec, as well as their parents. To succeed in its mission, Alloprof provides them with a range of online, telephone and text services, making its assistance pertinent, user-friendly and personalized. These services are possible thanks to a team of qualified educators and an online community of student helpers, parents and education professionals.

About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide engineering, procurement construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in our four industry sectors, oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. 



For further information: For Alloprof: Marc-Antoine Tanguay, Director, Strategy and External Relations, 514-452-9307,; For SNC-Lavalin: Louis-Antoine Paquin, Media Relations Manager, 514-393-8000, ext. 54772,


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