August 23, 2016 – Hamilton
Innovative Programs Will Help Prepare Students for the Workforce
Ontario is investing $1.6 million to expand programs at Mohawk College City School and improve access to postsecondary education for Indigenous students, students with disabilities, at-risk youth and adults in transition in Hamilton.
With this funding, Mohawk College will renew and renovate existing City School Learning Hubs and pilot 2,950 square metres of new City School Mobile learning facilities in priority Hamilton neighbourhoods to provide specialized learning and training that will break down barriers to education.
Helping renew Mohawk College facilities is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
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