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January
2014
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04:24 PM
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Bob Carrington

(l-r) Vice President Academic Cheryl Jensen and President Rob MacIsaac sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens' President and CEO Robert Hardt and Siemens' Vice President of Human Resources Kim Velluso. (l-r) Vice President Academic Cheryl Jensen and President Rob MacIsaac sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens' President and CEO Robert Hardt and Siemens' Vice President of Human Resources Kim Velluso.

HAMILTON, ON – (Jan. 22, 2014) Siemens Canada and Mohawk College announced plans today to further strengthen their partnership for the benefit of students in the college’s technology programs.


Per a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Siemens Canada President and CEO Robert Hardt and Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac, Siemens and Mohawk will look at opportunities to collaborate on developing curriculum, delivering training, conducting applied research, serving on program advisory committees and offering co-operative work terms and internships.

“The private and public sectors both have vital roles to play in ensuring Canada remains competitive and innovative on a global stage,” says Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada. “We must be a voice and a partner for improved training, education and apprenticeship programs that give students the skills they need to participate in this new economy. Today’s MOU is a positive step in that direction and we are thrilled to be partnering with Mohawk College.”

“Mohawk College is committed to forging strong ties with industry partners that create unique learning opportunities for our students and jobs for our graduates,” says Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac. “We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Siemens, a major employer in Canada and a global leader in sustainable technologies and advanced manufacturing.”

In 2008, Mohawk and three other Ontario colleges joined forces in an award-winning partnership that continues to meet the workforce training and development needs of Hydro One. In 2012, Mohawk and Walters Inc. launched a joint program to train welders and steel fabricators.

Siemens Canada employs more than 4,500 people from coast-to-coast, working together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. The company has 46 offices and 13 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada.

Mohawk College serves more than 16,000 full-time and apprenticeship students and is recognized as a leader in health and technology education. For the past three years, Mohawk has ranked first among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for overall student satisfaction.

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For more information, please contact:

Mohawk College: Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893 (cell), jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

Siemens Canada: Ann Adair, VP, Communications and Strategy, 416.567.7831 (cell), ann.adair@siemens.com