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November
2010
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03:07 PM
America/New_York

Hamilton Transportation Club creates $100,000 bursary for Mohawk College students

The Hamilton Transportation Club has created a $100,000 bursary to support Mohawk College students of unlimited potential yet limited means.


The endowed bursary will be announced during the Hamilton Transportation Club’s annual dinner tonight at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The 240 members of the club donated $25,000 which became a $100,000 bursary through an Ontario government matching program. Interest from the bursary will offset tuition costs every year for at least two Mohawk students.


“Mohawk is a college on the move thanks to our partners in the transportation industry,” said Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac, who is the keynote speaker at Thursday’s event. “The Hamilton Transportation Club Bursary will help students get a great college education and a great start in their careers.”


This past February, Mohawk opened the new Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation at the College’s skilled trades campus in Stoney Creek. Family and friends of the late Gerald Marshall, founder of G. Marshall Transport Ltd, contributed more than $1.5 million for the centre which trains upwards of 400 apprentices in Mohawk’s Truck & Coach Technician and Truck Trailer Service Technician programs.


“The Hamilton Transportation Club is proud to support Mohawk College,” said President Nick Lambevski. “Like the transportation industry, Mohawk plays a key role in driving economic growth and prosperity in our region.”


The Hamilton Transportation Club is a non-profit organization established in 1925. The 240 members of the club represent all sectors in the transportation industry, including transport, rail, marine, air and allied trades. Members share ideas and knowledge, participate in events throughout the year and raise funds to support local charities, colleges and universities. 


With a vision to be internationally renowned for an innovation culture and highly skilled, future-ready graduates who drive tomorrow’s opportunities, Mohawk College delivers a quality education to more than 15,000 full-time and apprentice students and 42,000 continuing education registrants. Mohawk is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario and is recognized as a leader in health and technology education.


For more information, contact:


Claire Ward, Secretary, Hamilton Transportation Club, 905.549.3777