It’s being called “a game changer” for Mohawk College.
The federal government is contributing a record setting 20-million dollars to Mohawk’s new Centre for Partnership and Innovation.
The investment is part of the college’s 54-million dollar renewal of technology labs and classrooms at its Fennell campus.
Officials broke ground this morning on the five-level facility that will face Fennell Avenue with the goal of opening in the spring of 2018.
The new centre is expected to help 45-hundred students in high demand technology programs.
It involves the construction and renovations to 120 thousand square feet of labs and classrooms at the college’s Fennell campus.
The college says it will mean enrolment in high-demand technology programs will increase by 1,000 students and applied research activity with industry partners will grow by 50 per cent.
Details on how the remaining 34-million dollars will be raised will be announced at a later date.
Last Friday, Ottawa announced a 37-million dollar investment in McMaster University’s Engineering and Sciences facilities including the construction of a six storey tower.
That project was worth 75-million dollars.