July 10, 2024 – North Vancouver, BC – Building on its commitment to supporting youth education, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce a renewed multi-year investment of $300,000 in Let’s Talk Science. This investment is part of Seaspan’s ongoing partnership with the national charitable organization that provides Canadian Early Years – Grade 12 youth and educators with engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs and resources.

“Currently, with Seaspan’s help, Let’s Talk Science is operating in 57 outreach sites across Canada, engaging children and youth in over one thousand communities from coast to coast,” said Hilary Foulkes, Vice Chair, Let’s Talk Science Board of Directors.

Seaspan has worked closely with Let’s Talk Science over the past several years to develop engaging digital resources for students, including career profiles of employees in the shipbuilding industry, ranging from naval architects to welders, to electrical engineers.

“Canada’s marine industry is known for its cutting-edge innovation, actively advancing ocean technology products and services to bolster Canada’s economy. Central to achieving this progress is a skilled workforce,” said the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “That is why this renewed investment from Seaspan in its Let’s Talk Science is so important as it creates opportunities for young people to explore exciting career possibilities in a thriving industry that has need of their skills.”

For shipyards like Seaspan, the demand for talented, highly skilled employees is growing. This renewed partnership will allow for the creation of new career profiles to give youth the opportunity to explore a wider range of professional and skilled trades careers in the shipbuilding and broader marine industry.

“We are proud to continue to partner with organizations like Let’s Talk Science that are empowering youth with marine-focused, hands-on learning opportunities,” said Dave Hargreaves, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development and Communications at Seaspan Shipyards. “We hope that through this continued investment, Seaspan will help inspire young minds to explore the exciting possibilities in Canada’s thriving and innovative marine industry.”

This new investment will support Let’s Talk Science in providing quality, hands-on programming that helps youth develop skills for future careers. It will also be used to support the delivery of professional development opportunities for educators and give English and French students across the country the opportunity to learn more about STEM careers in Canada’s thriving marine industry.

Since 2020, Seaspan has invested $600,000 as a part of Seaspan’s value proposition commitment under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, with the aim to enhance education and skills development in the marine and shipbuilding industries in Canada.

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Seaspan ULC is a leader in Canada’s ship design, engineering, building and ship repair, along with marine transportation through ship assist, coastal and deep-sea transportation, ferry services, and fuel bunkering on the west coast of Canada. With well over a century of successful participation in coastal commerce, Seaspan is a major partner in the Pacific Northwest marine economy and is a trusted and strategic partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector.

Jessica Gares