Friday, January 19, 2018

SD52 robotics program to benefit from 138K donation from Ridley Terminals

The path to learning about robotics will be getting some assistance at School District 52 with the District receiving a generous donation of 138,500 dollars from one of the city's largest industrial groups.

Ridley Terminals has signed on to provide the financial assistance to the School District, which will see the donation put to use towards teacher training, as well as to make further purchases of classroom robotic devices.

The funding will also provide assistance towards the yearly robotics celebration in the community, where some of the work from students of SD52 is put on display.

Areas where the funding will help with the educational process will be in the ability to further knowledge when it comes to developing coding skills and to create logical, problem solving solutions to robotics initiatives.

RTI president Marc Dulude noted how Ridley is a strong supporter of initiatives such as the robotic program at the District, observing as to how it prepares the students of today for the work world which is increasingly turning towards robotics.

Ridley Terminals is extremely supportive of educational initiatives such as this one. It helps students gain the necessary skills to prepare them for the jobs of the future”

Ken Minette, the Superintend of Schools for SD52 also highlighted how the support of RTI will aide in the expanded opportunities for learning.

"Learning to code promotes problem-solving, collaboration, and logical thinking," "The district thanks Ridley Terminals Inc. for their generous contribution and support of our students."

You can learn more about the RTI donation here.

For more notes related to SD52 see our archive page here.

A wider overview of education across the Northwest is also available here.

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