Woodbridge Group donates $120,000 to Bachelor of Technology program
by Faculty of Engineering
May 16, 2007
The Bachelor of Technology program, a Faculty of Engineering and Mohawk
College joint venture, received a $120,000-boost from their recent partnership
with the Woodbridge Group. This contribution will enable the establishment
of The Woodbridge Group Industrial Lectureship. The Woodbridge Group Industrial
Lectureship will allow industry specialists to bring relevant and advanced
expertise and experience in industrial knowledge to the classroom. The
Lectureship will ensure that students have the best possible understanding
and skills for their careers. The industrial lecturer will be vital for
B.Tech. programs in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Automotive & Vehicle
Technology. The B.Tech. program was designed to expand opportunities for
students to attain technological education leading to a degree. The skills
and experiences that graduates gain from this program will be of significant
benefit to employers in industry, business and government as well as to
the personal and professional development of the student.
"As the needs of industry change, the skills required from employees
change," said Art Heidebrecht, executive director
of the Bachelor of Technology Partnership. "The Bachelor of Technology
program addresses the need for an increasingly sophisticated technical
employee. It also allows students enrolled in the program the opportunity
to advance more quickly in their organizations."
Bob Beamish, David Stockall, Faculty of Engineering dean
Mo Elbestawi, Cheryl Jensen, Marilyn Beamish, Terry Milson, David Wilkinson,
Bob Magee and president Peter George gathered to celebrate Woodbridge Group's
$120,000 donation to the Bachelor of Technology program. Photo courtesy
of Irene Wood.
The Woodbridge Group is a leader in automotive urethane technologies
and a specialist in just-in-time assembly as well as sequencing systems.