EDISON, NJ — Saniflo SFA, the world leader in above-floor macerating and grinding toilets and drain pumps, recently awarded a Virginia Technical Institute (VTI) student with a donation to go towards his tuition.
Thomas Sullivan, a second-year VTI student, received part of Saniflo's recent donation of $3,000 to defray his tuition fees at the plumbing school. VTI is a nonprofit, located in Altavista, VA, that provides hands-on training in various fields, including electrical, plumbing, heating and air, welding, pipe-fitting, carpentry, masonry, and multi-craft industrial maintenance.
"Saniflo was thrilled to present Thomas with this award, as students like him are the next generation of tradesmen,” says Rob Weed, who has served as an independent sales representative for Saniflo since 2001. “It's nice to see that we can contribute even a little bit to their future. We're happy to be a partner in their schooling to help teach them about the new technologies Saniflo offers."
Thomas is enrolled in VTI’s plumbing program and is working towards his journeyman's license, using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.
Thomas was chosen to receive the tuition donation from a class of 25 students. VTI evaluated candidates for the donation through a series of character-related questions, such as where they see themselves in five years and how they plan to balance work, school, and life. Thomas has a bright future ahead of him and will have close support and guidance from his father, Thomas Sullivan Sr., who is also in the trades and owns his own plumbing company.