MIAMI, Fla. — Ryder System announced today that it is donating $50,000 to Ontario’s Mohawk College to support the future generation of technicians in Canada.
The grant will be awarded to the school over the course of the next five years, Ryder said in a release. It will go toward a major redevelopment project that will benefit Mohawk’s current and future students, enhance accessibility to college education, and provide benefits to faculty, staff, and the broader community. Additionally, the college’s Stoney Creek campus, which serves approximately 4,000 students, has designated a classroom that will be named after Ryder.
“It’s important at Ryder that we continue to invest in the best talent in the industry, and that includes creating a pipeline of talent to fill skilled positions in the future,” said Jerry Brown, vice-president of Operations, Ryder Canada. “Our partnership with Mohawk will help to enhance the educational experience for the next generation of technicians in Canada and keep Ryder top of mind as an employer of choice for Mohawk students when they graduate.”
To celebrate the new partnership, Mohawk is hosting an event at its Stoney Creek campus on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. where it will unveil the new Ryder-sponsored classroom.
“Ryder’s generous investment will help us expand our skilled trades campus,” said Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie. “We’re excited to open a new building, where students and apprentices from different programs and trades will develop their skills by working together on major projects.”