Honda of Canada Mfg.
(HCM) and the Honda Canada Foundation have announced a $1,843,500 donation in cash and in-kind to Georgian College, as part of a multi-faceted partnership benefitting students, faculty and industry.
The five-year agreement includes funding for leading-edge equipment, innovative research and development, collaborative program support and newly-established scholarships for Georgian College students.
The equipment will be purchased over the next two years and will benefit 30 program areas at Georgian campuses in Barrie and Owen Sound.
Annually, up to 3,000 diploma and degree students will be able to access the new, state-of-the-art equipment.
Honda and Georgian College
will also work together to recruit students and provide additional co-op placement opportunities, preparing students to meet the specialized needs of employers.
Industry-relevant, future-ready equipment, combined with Georgian’s quality education and reputation for work-integrated learning experiences, will prepare the future workforce to sustain Honda, their supply chain and many other manufacturers located across central Ontario.
Tom Lake, Executive Vice President, Honda of Canada Mfg. and Vice Chair, Honda Canada Foundation, and MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College, announced the investment inside the Honda exhibit at the recent Georgian College Auto Show on the Barrie Campus.
The Honda Canada Foundation was established with the goal of enhancing the lives and social well-being of Canadians. Honda Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation are committed to giving back to communities where its customers and associates live, work and play.