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Marshall Family supports Trades Programs at Mohawk College


A local family is making another major gift to support skilled trades training in Hamilton


HAMILTON, ONTARIO (Aug. 16, 2017) – A local family is making another major gift to support skilled trades training in Hamilton.

The Marshall family today announced they will donate $1.5 million for apprenticeship programs at Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus.

Mohawk recognized the family with the naming of the Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship at the Stoney Creek campus.

In 2006, the family honored their late father Gerald Marshall by supporting major construction and renovations at the Stoney Creek Campus and in recognition for their outstanding support the building was named the Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation.

The family continues to host an annual fundraiser that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. This year’s event is being held on October 13th at the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek.


“The Marshall family are great champions of the skilled trades and outstanding supporters of apprentices, students and our college. We’re proud to recognize their generous support by naming our School of Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades in their honour.” – Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

“Skilled tradespeople have been essential to the success of our family businesses and to the strength of our community. We hope our family’s support for Mohawk College inspires others to give and to pursue rewarding careers in the skilled trades.” – Jo-Anne Spadafora


  • Mohawk is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario, with more than 4,500 apprentices and students enrolled in 17 apprentice programs and 19 certificate and diploma programs at the Stoney Creek campus.
  • In 2006 the Marshall family’s donation, supporting construction and renovations at the Stoney Creek campus, was the largest private gift given to Mohawk.
  • In 2010, Mohawk named the Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation in honor of the late Gerald Marshall who founded a trucking company and helped open Marshall Truck and Trailer Repair in Hamilton.


Jay Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

For more information or questions about how you can support capital projects like this one, please contact:

Katie Burrows, Director, Development
905-575-2200, x3350
Email Katie Burrows

For more information about the Mohawk College Foundation, please visit: Mohawkcollege.ca/foundation

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.