May 12, 2006

Nissan donates $150,000 to Algonquin College to address skilled-trades shortage

Ottawa, Ontario – Nissan Canada Inc. and three Ottawa-area Nissan dealers will donate a total of $150,000 to the Algonquin College Foundation and the college’s Transportation Technology Centre, to help address the current skilled-trades shortage in the automotive industry.

The donations, from Tony Graham Nissan, Walkley Nissan, 417 Nissan and Nissan Canada Inc., will go to the Foundation’s Transportation Technology Campaign and the establishment of the Nissan Canada Inc. Bursary, available to students in the college’s Motive Power Technician Program. The three dealers are donating a total of $75,000, which will be matched by Nissan Canada for a grand total of $150,000 over a period of five years.

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