Extech’s “Meter Claus” delivers $40,000+ in test tools to Eastern Massachusetts high schools
By Alyssa Dalton
December 21, 2011 – Extech Instruments, makers of handheld test and measurement tools, recently donated more than $40,000 worth of handheld test equipment to vocational, technical and science programs at four high schools in Eastern Massachusetts.
Arpineh Mullaney, Extech vice president, discussed the donation: “We are excited to support the future of our communities’ technical and scientific work force. Tradespeople help keep our world operating one electrical circuit, one HVAC duct, one circuit board, one industrial motor at 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,” he added. “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.”
Test equipment was donated for use in the following programs: electrical, electronics, HVAC, auto body, automotive technology, plant/facilities management, carpentry, robotics, as well as science and lab programs.