MOHAWK COLLEGE LAUNCHES NEW B-2-B CORPORATION
In today's global economic climate, the combination of demographics and financial challenges means that companies no longer have the luxury or time to take a trial and error approach in training and development of employees.
This is an area of significant importance for Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. In fact, the College has just recently approved their new 2009-2010 strategic plan that identifies the establishment of a "new" business-to-business (B-2-B) organization as a key priority in the plan.
The College is investing funds into the creation of "Mohawk College Enterprise Corporation (MCEC)". It is a unique and separate entity from the College whose mandate is tied closely with the business community through corporate training and partnerships. The Enterprise provides a wide range of "world class" customized and training and employee development opportunities. It is an area that has the potential to be transformational for the College, linking opportunity and capacity within the College to private sector leadership, funding and training needs.
Mohawk College Enterprise Corporation has a solid understanding of what it takes to provide people with the necessary skills that employers are looking for in order to compete in a local and global marketplace, said Don Baxter, Executive Director. Our quality training and development is "leading-edge" and we are proud of the partnerships we have established with many world-class companies and educational delivery agents.
Together with our partners, we are taking innovative steps to providing cross-functional training, both in-class and on-the-job to promote stronger skills development that will lead to higher dividends to both the business community and the college. The Enterprise specializes in the following areas of expertise; Advanced Manufacturing, Certificate Programs, Computer Workshops, Health Sciences, Specialized Skills Training and Workplace Safety Training.
Mohawk College Enterprise Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of our new location at McMaster Innovation Park, 101A-175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton and will include two state-of the art computer and training labs.
For more information on the Enterprise or for a full listing of all training and workshop opportunities call 905-667-6230 or email us
President's 2nd Annual Dinner with Kathy Bardswick, president and ceo OF THE CO-OPERATORS AND VICE CHAIR OF THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA
Join Mohawk College Enterprise for the 2nd Annual Mohawk College President's Annual Dinner on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Liuna Station.
The year ahead holds the promise of economic recovery and Mohawk is ready to serve as the prime engine for job creation in our region.
Together with more than a thousand College partners, we are teaching, training and inspiring the next generation of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs - a generation of business and community builders who will create new opportunities, new jobs, new wealth and new prosperity. At Mohawk, we are strengthening our role as a job creation engine by undertaking the largest campus renewal project in the history of our College and by immersing our students in a culture of innovation and spirit of entrepreneurship.
This year we will welcome special keynote speaker, Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO of The Co-operators and Vice Chair of the Conference Board of Canada. Founded in 1945, The Co-operators is a group of Canadian companies offering home, auto, life, group, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products and property development.
Like Mohawk College, The Co-operators has a long-standing commitment to the principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The Co-operators is committed to developing their business in a way that builds on their financial strength and seeks both to minimize any negative effects that their actions could have on the environment and society at large as well as performing a restorative function through innovation in business practice, product development, public engagement and partnerships with key stakeholders.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at LIUNA Station (360 James Street North, Hamilton) at 5:30 p.m. as we hear from Kathy on how economic and social attributes create healthy, resilient and prosperous communities and the role that The Co-operators has played. Tickets to the dinner are $75 (+ GST) and can be ordered from Mohawk College Enterprise online at www.mohawkcollegeenterprise.ca or by calling 905.667.6230. Proceeds from the Mohawk President's Dinner are invested in scholarships for College students of unlimited potential yet limited means.
Manager of Marketing & Business Development
Mohawk College Enterprise