Brampton, Ontario – Sheridan College has a big boost coming in the form to a $2 million donation from Magna International, announced last week.
The donation from the Aurora, Ontario-based automotive technology supplier is earmarked for updates to equipment in the Skilled Trades Centre at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario.
As well, part of the money will be used to create scholarships and additional training resources.
As a result, Sheridan has renamed their facility to the Magna Skilled Trades Centre, in honour of the gesture.
“I want to thank Magna for this incredibly generous gift. It’s a direct investment in the labour force of tomorrow that will benefit our local economy by supporting the manufacturing sector,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s president and vice-chancellor.
“Our skilled trades programs embody the best of Sheridan, bringing students together with industry for applied, hands-on learning guided by the best instructors. One of Canada’s leading manufacturing companies, Magna has a longstanding reputation for innovation, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to excellence. Sheridan is honoured to have Magna’s name associated with ours.”
For Magna, this investment functions not only as an act of generosity but an investment in the future of the Canadian automotive industry.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to support Sheridan and address an important issue not only for businesses and industry but also for the communities where we live and work,” said Aaron McCarthy, Magna’s chief human resources officer. “Working together, we can provide students with opportunities to learn the skills needed, bring out the best in themselves, and help strengthen our society overall.”