Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2014
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224
(rescheduled from October 2nd)
An Expanding Partnership
- REKO Manufacturing adds support to co-op program -
REKO International Group is expanding its partnership with the OYAP Precision Metal Cutting program at Belle River District High School. The company recently signed a $27.5 million contract and is proactively responding to an anticipated shortage of skilled trades workers.
Eighteen students will be getting experience on the manufacturing floor this year while earning credits toward their high school graduation through co-op placements with REKO.
Thursday, October 16th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. REKO International representatives will visit the metal cutting shop at Belle River District High School to meet the students and share their updated plans. A mold-maker leader is acting as the students’ mentor, supplementing the regular instruction using actual molds from the company. REKO will also be supplying the class with surplus material and supplies. As well, the company will be hiring some of the students, part-time, after school and weekends.
This partnership has also attracted the attention of Montel Plastics. The Oldcastle company has offered to demonstrate the related field of injection molding for the students during the program.
For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.