Fanshawe receives $2M for skilled trades accelerator


Fanshawe College has received a $2M donation from the Crich family, which will be used to create the Don Crich Skilled Trades Accelerator. The accelerator will provide people who are entering the trades with a single point of contact to find the resources they need. The idea for the accelerator was first sparked by a member of the Crich family who sat on Fanshawe’s Board of Directors until 2020 and passed away in 2021. “We are so grateful to the Crich family for their generosity and commitment to skilled trades education,” said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. “This transformational gift will help create a new model of trades delivery across Fanshawe and in the community, providing the support needed to unlock the potential of people exploring careers in the skilled trades.” The gift is the largest in the institution’s history.

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