As the kick-off for its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Powerboats of Fort Myers, Fla., donated $3,000 to the Fort Myers Offshore scholarship fund last month. Nor-Tech founders Trond Schou and Nils Johnsen plan to continue their philanthropic ways throughout 2021 and beyond.
Last week, they donated $1,500 toward scholarships at Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers Technical College.
Nor-Tech’s charitable efforts are targeted at the Southwest Florida community it calls home. Photo from the 2021 Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“We’re currently moving forward with design work for new programs—construction work is slated to begin in a year or so—and one of the new programs will likely be Marine Service Technologies,” wrote Charlie Pease, the director of Cape Coral Technical College, in a letter to Henrik Margård, Nor-Tech vice-president of manufacturing. “Thank you for this awesome contribution to the success of our students.”
“Hopefully this can make a difference for some students,” said Margård “If it is successful, perhaps this can be an annual gift.”
In 2020, Nor-Tech focused its charitable/community services efforts on the COVID-19 pandemic as it affected their local community. Those efforts included safety mask production and acquisition, as well as employee-supported food drives for pantries serving the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas.