HMA School Bridge Program

February 2020

Calling all manufacturers and associates

It has come to the attention of the HMA, that due to the Provinces current funding formulas that the high schools in our region do not have the cost of consumables available in their Tech Department budgets. This shortfall makes it extremely difficult for the instructors to provide the programs and the hands-on experience to improve student’s skills and keep them inspired about a future in the trades while fulfilling student / industry needs.

The HMA believes this may provide an opportunity to liquidate /recycle your scrap or surplus materials that would otherwise go to waste. Items such as scrap steel, copper wiring, hard and/or soft wood would be greatly appreciated.

The HMA is asking that you support and consult your local high school Tech Department to establish their particular need or requirement that all may benefit.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in manufacturing

Larry Livingston,  Huron Manufacturing Association Chairman


The following schools are in need of assistance.

If you can help in any way could you please contact a school near you to make arrangements for pick-up or drop-off.


 St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School, 

353 Ontario Street, Box 490​, Clinton, ON   N0M 1L0​​​​

Phone: (519) 482-5454

Martin Overholt

Jason Steinmann

Chris Mitchell


Central Huron Secondary School

165 Princess St. E., Clinton, ON N0M 1L0

Phone: 519-482-3471

Ray Greidanus

Joe VanBakel


F.E. Madill Secondary School

Box 120, 231 Madill Dr., Wingham, ON N0G 2W0

Phone: 519-357-1800

Wayne Smith


Goderich District Collegiate Institute

260 South St., Goderich, ON N7A 3M5

Phone: 519-524-7353

Nathan Crawford

Tyler Brady


South Huron District High School

Box 820, 92 Gidley St. E., Exeter, ON N0M 1S6

Phone: 519-235-0880

Matt Prout


HMA School Bus Tour Program

Industry School Bus Tours

2020 HMA High School Bus Tours 


HMA School Bus Tours are ALWAYS a great success!

Thank You to all involved in all HMA School Bus Tours.

The HMA will be looking for Manufacturers in Huron County who are willing to host 2020 HMA School Bus Tours for the next session in the Fall.

This year we are carrying out one set of school tours in the Fall to provide students the opportunity to be involved at the ground level of manufacturing.

What is asked of our association members when involved with the school tours:

The HMA is looking for companies willing to offer a tour of their facilities for a group of approximately 20 high school students. Tours are 1 hour- 1.5 hours in length. The HMA encourages manufacturers to offer tours as an effective means of encouraging young people to think about future careers in manufacturing.

Have you provided the HMA and Huron County High School Students a previous HMA School Bus Tour?

Are you interested in providing this opportunity again?

PREVIOUS Manufacturers and NEW Manufacturers are much appreciated.

For more details, or if you are interested in providing a School Bus Tour, contact the HMA through e-mail

What is the purpose of the tours?

This is a chance for Manufacturers to showcase what they do to our future workforce. Sell yourself to the upcoming workforce in Huron County! If you offer summer employment opportunities, Co-op opportunities, Hire right out of high school, Do apprenticeships or have specific educational requirements, let the students know.

Our intent is to enable all students to experience what is available in Huron County.  We have a wide range of manufactures in the area and it is important for our students to understand that they do not have to leave their hometown area to do the things they dream about!


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