24
November
2010
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07:26 PM
America/New_York

Congratulations Charles Honey, Excellence in Teaching Award recipient

Congratulations to professor Charles Honey for receiving the Hamilton Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning's Industry Education Council Partners in Education Breakfast. 


Charles is the coordinator of Mohawk's heating, cooling and renewable energies cluster of programs at the skilled trades campus in Stoney Creek.  Under his leadership, Charles has turned these programs into a highly successful operation that produces highly skilled graduates recognized across the province for excellence.


Because of Charles’ work in assisting with the development of standards for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), an ‘arms length’ regulatory agency for the provincial government Mohawk College was accredited in 1996 as a provincial test centre and today remains one of a few colleges that delivers both Gas and Oil Burner certification tests for TSSA.   


"It is Charles’ dedication to people that truly makes him a great educator," wrote Piero Cherubini, Dean of Faculty of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, in his nomination letter.


"Charles exhibits both kindness and respect for all his students, peers and everyone he comes in contact with.  He has been a thoughtful and considerate mentor to new staff in the College, and has earned the reputation amongst faculty, as someone who cares about their needs and is a pleasure to work with.


"His commitment to students is likewise second to none.  Charles has personally been responsible for the employment success of numerous graduates of his program, by leveraging his professional network, to effectively match students to employers in the field, across Southern Ontario and beyond.  He takes the time needed to truly understand individual needs and acts with unwavering purpose to provide customer service."