As a business partner within the community, Mohawk College recognizes that the Greater Golden Horseshoe is in need of skilled professionals. With a growing gap in the number of skilled professionals retiring and those entering the workforce, Mohawk College is committed to increasing enrolment in apprenticeship programs to suit the needs of the business industry. In 2006, the Marshall family made the single largest donation of $1.2 million, as a lasting tribute to father Gerald Marshall, founder and owner of G. Marshall Transport Ltd. The family continues to raise money for the Gerald Marshall Fund to support the transformation of the Stoney Creek Campus and enhance the college’s Truck and Coach Apprenticeship program.
|Inspiring Opportunity Campaign Strategies||Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation|
|Learning Models: Mohawk College focuses on providing students with innovative learning, keeping students motivated and breaking down barriers for student success.||
|Applied Innovation and Research: Mohawk College provides students with hands-on training, allowing for research opportunities.||
|Partnerships: Mohawk College will develop an Innovative Partnership Framework that focuses on building academic, corporate, and community relationships. Providing students with network opportunities within the labour force.||
|Quality Facilities and Equipment: Mohawk College aims to provide students with cutting edge technology and modern facilities. Allowing students to enter the workforce with the latest technological teaching methods.||
The Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation will provide students in the truck and trailer programs hands-on training. It will include a state-of-the-art internal shop that will accommodate up to three full-sized tractor trailers for training at a time. The centre will allow Mohawk College to address the current labour shortage for the rapidly expanding transportation industry by increasing enrolment, specifically in the Truck and Coach Apprenticeship program.
Mohawk College is aware that support from our corporate partners, community residents and alumni is vital to the success of the project. By supporting the Gerald Marshall Fund, you have recognized the importance of providing students with a hands-on learning environment suited to ‘real world’ practices.
The Gerald Marshall Fund in collaboration with the Inspiring Opportunity Campaign focuses on four main strategies. Below is comprehensive chart designed to illustrate how the new Gerald Marshall Centre for Transportation plays a vital role in the campaign.