Joined by Mario De Divitiis, CEO of the Niagara Workforce Planning Board, and Bruno Iafrate, CEO/VP Operations at Imbibitive Technologies Corp. and Treasure of the Industrial Association, students from Niagara Catholic’s innovate technology classroom, The Niagara Launch Centre, along with staff from the Launch Centre and Catholic Education Centre came together on October 5 to raise the Manufacturing Week flag at the CEC.
During his remarks, Director of Education John Crocco credited Marco Magazzeni, Administrator of Alternative Programs and Community Partnerships, and his team of Ivana Galante and Jennifer Pirosko for making the dream of a specialized technology centre of excellence for students go from a dream to reality.
Mr. De Divitiis praised Niagara Catholic for its forward-thinking programs which not only go a long way toward helping students stay engaged with their school, they also provide valuable preparation for a 21st century workforce. Mr. Iafrate echoed those words, noting that Niagara is in need of a highly skilled workforce in the coming years and decades, and by providing students with the opportunity to learn the skills they need to work at jobs that may be yet to exist.
The Centre provides innovative and creative experiential education, training and inspiration for students in all pathways. Staff are committed to providing students with community connected learning through authentic industry partnerships and realistic work and career opportunities.