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.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco joins the Government of Canada and the Joyce Family Foundation in supporting the $54 million renewal of Mohawk’s technology programs.
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
Peter Bailey, Senior Communications Specialist at 905.483.0224
Jay Robb, Director of Communications at 905.979.8893
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.