Thank you ArcelorMittal Dofasco
ArcelorMittal Dofasco donates $1 million to Mohawk College
Hamilton steelmaker donates $1 Million to Mohawk College
HAMILTON, ON -- ArcelorMittal Dofasco has made the first corporate donation toward the largest ever renewal of technology programs at Mohawk College.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s $1 million donation will support the record-setting construction and renovation of 120,000 square feet of technology labs and classrooms at the college’s Fennell campus over the next two years. Enrolment in high-demand technology programs is expected to grow from 3,500 to 4,500 full-time students, with applied research activity increasing by 50 per cent.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco President and CEO Sean Donnelly announced the donation before an audience of business and civic leaders at an event hosted by Mohawk.
In 2004, ArcelorMittal Dofasco donated $1 million to support the expansion of Mohawk’s skilled trades campus in Stoney Creek.
“ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Mohawk College have a long and rich history. Together, we operate the Province’s largest Apprenticeship training program and Dofasco employs hundreds of Mohawk graduates. Mohawk College’s commitment to renewal of technology education makes our partnership even stronger and we know The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation will deliver for students, employers, the City of Hamilton and the Province of Ontario.”
“Time and again, ArcelorMittal Dofasco has consistently stepped up for our students. Along with offering co-ops and careers to thousands of our students and graduates, ArcelorMittal Dofasco generously supports giving students new and better places to learn. ArcelorMittal’s latest $1 million donation supports the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in our 50-year history and will help us educate more technology students than ever before and put our students to work on a record number of applied research projects with industry partners.”
In addition to donating $1 million toward both the renewal of Mohawk’s Stoney Creek and Fennell campuses, ArcelorMittal Dofasco has funded bursaries for 85 Mohawk students in financial need.
Over the next two years, Mohawk will build 90,000 square feet of labs and classrooms and renovate 30,000 square feet of space.
The cornerstone of Mohawk’s renewal project is The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. The five-level centre will be the region’s first net-zero energy institutional building and will serve as Canada Green Building Council’s first Zero Carbon Initiative pilot project.
Along with the renewal of its technology programs, Mohawk is investing:
- $3.5 million to create a simulated hospital and long-term care facility at its health sciences campus
- $3 million to construct a building at its skilled trades campus where apprentices from different programs will work together on major college and community projects
- $2.5 million to expand City School by Mohawk and make a college education accessible to more Hamiltonians
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.