Closely tied into the southern Alberta construction industry for nearly 40 years, DMT Mechanical Ltd. is helping build the futures of students with a $50,000 gift to establish a classroom in Lethbridge College’s new trades and technologies facility.
DMT Mechanical Ltd. donates $50,000 to Lethbridge College trades and technologies
DMT is a prime mechanical contractor, co-owned by Neil Nunweiler, Don Romaniuk and Lethbridge College graduate Darren Guenther (Civil Engineering 2000). “We have long benefited from the college’s cutting-edge programs, employing estimators, project managers and plumbers,” says Neil Nunweiler, President of DMT Mechanical Ltd. “This is our way of showing support for all of southern Alberta’s trade and technological industries.”
In addition, DMT took a leading role in developing, promoting and delivering Lethbridge College’s brand new Plumbing Apprenticeship program, which welcomed its first students in January 2016.
“To help build a program which allows our employees to further their education, right here in Lethbridge, was a natural fit,” adds Nunweiler.
Students will begin learning in the DMT Mechanical Ltd. Trades and Technologies Classroom in September 2017 when the second phase of the new trades and technology facility opens its doors.
“The partnership with DMT will allow students to build a pathway to success in their industry without leaving southern Alberta,” says Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. “We are thrilled that for the first time in our history that we are able to offer a Plumbing Apprenticeship program, adding to the rich diversity of trades programs offered at Lethbridge College.”
When completed, the new trades and technologies facility will be the largest centre of its kind south of Calgary. The first phase of the project welcomed apprenticeship students in August and officially opened on Sept. 30. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2017 and will house students in eight skilled trades and four technology programs.
DMT Mechanical Ltd. (formerly LJ Mechanical Ltd.) has provided mechanical services in southern Alberta for nearly 40 years, operating for more than 20 years as DMT. It employs more than 50 tradespeople, and specializes in commercial and industrial projects from blueprints to production.