Honda of Canada Mfg. and the Honda Canada Foundation partner with Georgian College
Honda of Canada Mfg. and Honda Canada Foundation announced a $1,843,500 donation to Georgian College, part of a new partnership. The announcement took place during the Georgian College Auto Show on the Barrie Campus. On hand for the announcement were Tom Lake, Executive Vice President, Honda of Canada Mfg. and Vice Chair, Honda Canada Foundation, and MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College,
“The Honda Canada Foundation is pleased to support the innovation and creativity of students. This investment in leading-edge equipment will support a variety of programs allowing students industry-relevant learning experiences,” said Lake. “In addition, HCM is proud to be part of a vibrant manufacturing industry in Simcoe County. It is our hope that our support will illustrate the opportunities and future that exist in our community, ultimately attracting and maintaining local intellectual capital.”
The five-year agreement includes funding for equipment, research and development, collaborative program support and new scholarships for Georgian College students. Honda and Georgian College will also work to recruit students and provide additional co-op placement opportunities
“Honda is an advanced manufacturing leader and employer of choice with a significant presence right here in Simcoe County,” said West-Moynes. “Ensuring we have state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional learning opportunities in place for our students will help prepare them for the jobs of the future and today. We’ve also made a strong commitment to advance the research agenda at Georgian and across the regions we serve, and are thrilled to have Honda partner with us.”
Mario CywinskiMario Cywinski is the Editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine, a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and a judge for Canadian Truck King Challenge. He has over 10 years of editorial experience and over 15 years of automobile industry experience, as well as small business industry experience.
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