ArcelorMittal Dofasco is donating $1 million dollars to Mohawk College.
The money is earmarked for the Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation at the Fennell campus and the largest renewal of labs and classrooms in the college’s history.
Mohawk president Ron McKerlie says they have already collected about half of the cost to build the $54-million dollar centre.
The Hamilton steelmaker also donated a million dollars to Mohawk in 2004 to expand its skilled trades campus.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco president Sean Donnelly made the announcement Thursday afternoon to business and civic leaders at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Construction of the Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation began in September and the facility is slated to open in the Fall of 2018.
It will allow the college to accommodate another 1,000 technology students and will increase applied research activity by 50 per cent.
The 90,000 square foot addition will boast state of the art classrooms and labs for technology students and industry professionals interested in applied research.
Upon completion, it will be the region’s first net-zero institutional setting by generating as much electricity as it consumes.