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Momentum Fall 2020 - Powerful Partnerships

Mohawk College Community Magazine

The theme of the fall 2020 issue of Momentum is partnerships.

That’s also the theme of Mohawk College.

Our college would not exist without our partners. That is not an exaggeration or a figure of speech. Partnerships are embedded in our philosophy and are at the heart of our strategic plan.

They are the lifeblood of what we do every day and in every facet of our operations.

Our partners deliver critical experiential learning to our students in work placements and applied research challenges, and their guidance on program advisory committees helps us graduate future ready talent.

We partner on innovative joint programs with other postsecondary institutions, most notably McMaster University and Six Nations Polytechnic.

We are tightly woven into our community, aiding Hamilton and Burlington to attract, retain and grow local employers, and leading the way on local workforce development.

Now we are taking our approach to partnerships to a national stage. Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery is a Mohawk-led initiative that galvanizes the leadership of the college sector to drive both climate change action and a post-pandemic economic recovery.

And Challenge 2025 will amplify the success of our City School access to education initiative by matching marginalized populations to educational and employment opportunities in sectors in need of talent. We believe that Challenge 2025 will have a transformational national impact through bringing partners together.

Explore the articles to read about more of our partnerships, including an innovative program with IBM that will encourage more Indigenous students to find a career in technology, our participation in a national diversity pilot initiative, and an exciting new facility shared with KF Aerospace that will provide a premier experience to our aviation students.

We are better, stronger and more impactful through partnerships and that approach will continue to guide all that we do at Mohawk College.


Ron J. McKerlie
President & CEO, Mohawk College