Sheridan Receives Funding to Expand Mississauga Campus
Sheridan College is receiving $60 million in funding from the McGuinty GovernmentFor Immediate Release: June 21, 2011
Sheridan College is receiving $60 million in funding from the McGuinty Government to construct the second phase of its new campus in Mississauga. The announcement was made today by Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South, during a press conference held at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2012, following a community consultation to develop detailed plans for the new facility. The first phase of the campus was supported by the federal and provincial governments with $31.23 million through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program. Phase II will accommodate an additional full-time 3,500 students, bringing the total enrolment at the Hazel McCallion Campus to 5,260 when the new building opens in 2014.
The first phase of the HMC opens this September, and will accommodate 1,760 students, primarily enrolled in business diploma and post-graduate programs. Enrolment in most programs had already reached capacity by March of this year. “The enthusiastic response to the first phase of our Mississauga campus has confirmed the growing demand for higher education in the region,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO. “The new building is vital to helping us meet this demand, by providing the space and facilities that will enable more Mississauga residents to pursue diplomas and degrees closer to home. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education to succeed."
HMC Media Conference Video
About Sheridan:Sheridan College provides students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We serve 16,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville and Brampton, with a new campus opening in Mississauga in September 2011. Sheridan offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year Bachelor’s degrees, in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. We prepare students for career success; 82 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation and 95% of employers are satisfied with the quality of their academic preparation.
Media Contact:Susan Atkinson
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