Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc. a local building supply company has invested $15,000 into Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka’s (JA-PLM) Legacy Fund. The investment will fund six company programs with an emphasis on skilled trades over the next year.
Brent Perry, President at Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc. presented the investment to Michael Skinner, Chancellor of the 2019 Business Hall of Fame, as well as John McNutt, President & CEO of JAPLM and Cody McIntyre, Executive Assistant for JAPLM in the office of Junior Achievement.
“From my perspective, investing in the Trades at the start through Junior Achievement is an investment in the future of my building products supply business,” says Perry. “It only makes good business sense to me, plus the satisfaction I get from helping the students, Junior Achievement and the schools in the Peterborough community.”
“Junior Achievement has been a vital part of supporting Peterborough’s entrepreneurial community,” says Skinner. “With this investment from Brent Perry, Alf Curtis Home Improvements has set a leadership role in making this investment and has shown how important it is to invest in our next generation of leaders and the skilled trade’s community.”
“I look at this as an investment within our community,” says Perry. “There is such a shortage of people in trades, it’s where the need for our community is going to be moving forward so this is a huge investment.”
The investment follows the recent induction into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame for Alf Curtis Home Improvements Inc. founders Alf and June Curtis this past May.
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