NASHUA, NH — Extech Instruments donated over $40,000 worth of handheld test equipment to vocational, technical and science programs at area high schools, according to a press release.
The diverse array of Extech meters and testers was given to four high schools in Eastern Massachusetts, the release stated.
"We are excited to support the future of our communities'' technical and scientific workforce. Trades people help keep our world operating one electrical circuit, one HVAC duct, one circuit board, one industrial motor at a time. Extech is committed to the fantastic technical training programs available to launch young men and women in high school into in-demand careers," said Arpineh Mullaney, Extech vice president.
"Looking ahead, as we see macro trends such as the baby boomer retirement wave, our nation faces an imminent shortage of qualified technicians. We need to continually encourage and support our youth to explore satisfying careers in the technical trades," Mullaney added.
According to the release, Schools receiving donations included:
• Waltham High School, Waltham
• Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School, Framingham
• Ashland High School, Ashland
• Diman Regional Vocational High School, Fall River.
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