Sandvik-Coromant, an international tool manufacturer in Greer donated tool kits to every student enrolled in J. Harley Bonds Career Center’s first year machine tool class.

Sandvik, recently named Business Partner of the Year by the South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education, provided safety glasses to the entire student body.

“We found out that the $250 tool kit was going to be an obstacle for some students coming into the program that could lead to a lifelong career for them, so we decided to eliminate that obstacle,” said Sandvik site supervisor Mike Hickey in a statement.

The donation totals more than $5,000.

“Part of our mission is to develop the workforce and shape the future together, this is our opportunity to open up a whole career to students in manufacturing,” Hickey said.

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