Media release: U. S. Steel Canada donates $500,000 to support Mohawk College Fennell Campus Renewal Project
HAMILTON (April 10, 2012) – U. S. Steel Canada is donating $500,000 to improve the quality of education and overall college experience for students at Mohawk’s largest campus.
The donation to the Fennell Campus Renewal Project will be recognized by Mohawk with the naming of the U. S. Steel Canada Centre at The Square. As part of the ongoing Fennell Campus Renewal Project, The Square consolidated student services previously offered at 17 locations across the campus.
The dedication ceremony and reception will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in the U. S. Steel Canada Centre at the Fennell Campus.
“This is a true investment in the betterment of our community. I can say with confidence, that the future for Hamilton is bright, largely due to the work being done at Mohawk College. At U. S. Steel Canada, as we prepare for the future and look to the long term operation of our facilities in both Hamilton and Nanticoke, we will continue to look to Mohawk College and their graduates to fill important roles in our company.” – U. S. Steel Canada President and General Manager, Anton Jura.
“U. S. Steel Canada’s donation builds and strengthens a long-standing partnership with Mohawk College. U. S. Steel Canada has trained our students, hired our graduates and provided leadership to our program advisory committees and Board of Governors. By generously supporting our Fennell Campus Renewal Project, U. S. Steel Canada is now giving future generations of students an even better place to learn.” – Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac.
- The $500,000 donation is the largest one-time gift to Mohawk in the history of U. S. Steel Canada.
- Services offered at the U. S. Steel Canada Centre at The Square include orientation and transition to college, transportation, volunteering, off-campus housing, campus employment and student ID cards.
- Since 1999, U. S. Steel Canada has provided 1,200 co-op work terms to Mohawk students.
- 32 U. S. Steel Canada employees are retraining at Mohawk, enrolled Power Engineering Techniques – Program 482 – One Year College Certificate program.
- The Fennell Campus Renewal Project has earned high marks from students, with Mohawk ranking first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton colleges for quality of facilities and posted the largest year-to-year increase [FA1] among Ontario’s 24 colleges.
U. S. Steel Canada, employs over 2,200 people at two integrated steel making operations located in Hamilton and Nanticoke, Ontario. U. S. Steel Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, the world’s 8th largest steel producer employing more than 40,000 people around the globe and capable of producing more than 30 million tons of steel each year.
Mohawk College serves 15,000 full-time and apprenticeship students and 42,000 continuing education registrants annually at campuses in Hamilton and Brantford.