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An entrepreneur in every classroom thanks to ARIE Fund.

Melanie Sodtka is a professor with the McKeil School of Business at Mohawk College.Melanie Sodtka may just be Mohawk’s chief supporter for entrepreneurship.

The McKeil School of Business professor is well known for her involvement with SURGE, Mohawk’s enterepreneurship connection and her commitment to her students in the Small Business and Entrepreenurship program. With the funding received from the Applied Research and Innovation in Education (ARIE) Fund, she wants to go one step further in promoting entrepreneurship education.

Sodtka’s ARIE project focuses on developing a blended entrepreneurship module that can be implemented and delivered in any program across the college. Recognizing that there is strong interest and support for more education and experiential learning around start-up business ventures, this module can become instrumental in providing students with an introduction and overview of entrepreneurship.

The project will be completed in partnership with Mohawk’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program, SURGE, Innovation Factory, iDeaWORKS, the Hamilton Small Business and Enterprise Centre and other community partners.

This project will support the development of a module of integrated content that provides an overview of the foundations of entrepreneurship and that can be easily applied by faculty members to other programs of study.

For more information about the project, contact Mohawk’s Applied Research and Innovation department, iDeaWORKS at andrea.johnson4@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.