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Mohawk College developing academic plan, aiming to be Ontario's best college for health and technology education (media release)


HAMILTON (June 1, 2011) – The top ranked college in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area now aims to be best in Ontario for health and technology education.

To earn a reputation for leadership and excellence in health and technology, Mohawk is building a plan to chart the college’s academic directions and priorities for the next 10 years. The academic plan will help guide Mohawk’s decisions on what, how and where students will learn in the decade ahead along with what capital, facilities and technology investments will be needed to support the college’s academic priorities.  

To develop the academic plan, Mohawk is consulting throughout the spring and summer with business, industry, education and community partners, as well as students, alumni, faculty and staff. A draft academic plan will be presented to Mohawk’s Board of Governors by the end of the year.

“While Mohawk will remain responsive to the needs of our entire community, we also aim to make Mohawk the college of choice for students who want an exceptional education, and rewarding careers, in health and technology,” says Cheryl Jensen, Vice President Academic. “Building a reputation for health and technology leverages Mohawk’s long-standing academic strengths and partnerships and meets the growing demand among employers for highly skilled and future-ready graduates in these dynamic sectors of our economy.”.

“Our academic plan will serve as Mohawk’s roadmap for the next decade and our blueprint for building a reputation as Ontario’s leading college for health and technology.”

Mohawk has created a website and a Facebook page to provide the latest information on the academic plan and solicit ideas from students, staff and college partners.

In the latest province-wide survey of college students, Mohawk ranked first among the six colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for overall student and graduate satisfaction, quality of programs and learning and quality of services and facilities. 

Mohawk annually serves more than 16,000 full-time and apprenticeship students, 700 international students and 42,000 continuing education registrants.  The largest renewal project in Mohawk’s history is currently underway at the Fennell Campus in Hamilton and follows a $27 million transformation of the college’s skilled trades campus.