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Montana State Fund donates safety equipment for high school students

Posted at 4:33 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 18:33:19-04

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Montana State Fund visited Belgrade and Bozeman high schools Monday morning to deliver some special equipment.

They were able to give woodshop and welding classes safety gear that is needed for various projects.

The Montana State Fund gives various types of safety equipment to high school classrooms such as masks and ear plugs.

The Montana State Fund is giving safety equipment to 22 different high schools across the state this year.

Grants for this are provided through the organization and they believe going into high school classrooms is important.

“Any chance we have to impact Montana’s safety culture is really what we’re all about,” said Montana State Fund Safety Consultant Dan Johnson.

“I think working with these high school students and providing education on top of these grants is really going to be beneficial for Montana moving forward and in the long term. The more we can educate the next generation of Montana’s construction workers the better off we’re going to be from a safety culture standpoint,” he said.

The Montana State Fund also provides scholarships for various college construction programs.

Students pose with their new safety gear.