Hamilton,
06
October
2017
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04:30 PM
America/New_York

On the road

HAMILTON (Oct. 6, 2017) -- Mohawk College this morning officially opened its new City School Mobile.

The 16-metre (53-foot) custom-built trailer features a 93-square metre (1,000 square foot) multi-purpose classroom where Mohawk faculty and staff will deliver tuition-free pre-apprenticeship training, college credit courses and workshops.

The City School Mobile is the first of its kind among Ontario’s 24 colleges and is supported by a $1.6 million investment from the Government of Ontario.

The mobile classroom is part of Mohawk’s City School initiative which aims to put a college education within reach of everyone in the community. Mohawk also runs City School locations in North Hamilton at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and in Downtown Hamilton at the Central Public library.

The City School Mobile will travel throughout the region and is currently providing pre-apprenticeship welding training to Crown Point residents at the Centre at Barton until early December.

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students. Mohawk is the number one ranked college in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for student and graduate satisfaction and ranks among the top 15 colleges in Canada for applied research activity.

“Our government believes in providing Ontarians with the supports they need to better their everyday lives, including access to education and training. That’s why I’m proud to be part of a group of community leaders, working in partnership with Mohawk College to bring City School to Burlington's Aldershot community. This initiative will provide residents with the tools needed to reach their full potential, enhancing their quality of life and paving the way for reliable career opportunities.”
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and MPP for Burlington
“It’s a privilege to share with you this great investment in student learning. I am so proud of my alma mater. Taking the college to the people is why this outreach to learning is a success story. Mohawk College gets it.”
Ted McMeekin, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
“Mohawk City School is a welcome new member of the Crown Point community. We look forward to what they're bringing not just to Crown Point but all of Hamilton.”
Sean Hurley, Crown Point Planning Team Executive
“Improving access to postsecondary education is a strategic priority for Mohawk College. With generous support from the Government of Ontario, our City School initiative is putting Mohawk within reach of more people than ever before in our community.”
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

Fast Facts:

  • Mohawk’s City School initiative supports the college’s strategic priority of removing barriers to post-secondary education.
  • Mohawk launched its City School initiative in 2015.
  • The City School Mobile was built by Innovative Trailer Design.
  • Trailcon has donated a second refurbished trailer to store equipment.
  • Triovest Realty Advisors donated space at The Centre at Barton for the City School Mobile.
  • Locations throughout Hamilton and the region are being booked over the next two years for Mohawk’s City School Mobile.
  • The City School Mobile will spend approximately 10 to 12 weeks at each location.
  • City School can be contacted at 905.575.2489 or cityschool@mohawkcollege.ca.

CONTACTS:

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

Mohawk College taking City School on the road with new mobile classroom

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.