The City School Program at Mohawk College is expanding thanks to a 1.6 million dollar investment from the province.
The program involves learning facilities in priority neighbourhoods providing specialized learning and training for Indigenous students, those with disabilities, at-risk youth and adults in transition.
Deb Matthews, the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development says the new funding will renew and renovate existing City School Learning Hubs and pilot three thousand square metres of new City School Mobile learning facilities in priority Hamilton neighbourhoods.
The sites are identified by the City of Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy.
The first hub opened in October 2015 at the Eva Rothwell Centre.
The second hub opened in June 2016 at the Hamilton Public Library Learning Annex.
Matthews says the new City School Mobile will visit high-needs neighbourhoods, including Crown Point, McQuesten and Riverdale in addition to Six Nations territory.