Expanding Sheridan College's Mississauga Campus
McGuinty Government Invests in Colleges and Universities
Ontario is helping Sheridan College expand its new Mississauga campus to provide students with additional state-of-the art classrooms, teaching and lab space.
The new building will provide more space for students to receive hands-on, applied learning to prepare them for the workplace. This will allow Sheridan to continue to deliver programs focused on the specific business and community needs of Mississauga.
Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities is an important element of Putting Students First, the McGuinty government's plan to provide quality, affordable postsecondary education and training to Ontario families.
- Ontario's investment of $60 million at Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is part of the McGuinty government's upcoming long-term capital plan.
- This building project will create about 90 jobs during the construction period.
- Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
- The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario's colleges and universities by 2015-16.
- Sheridan College received $15.6 million from the Ontario government in 2009 as part of the federal-provincial Knowledge Infrastructure Program to start building the new Mississauga campus.
“Our government's investment in the Mississauga campus adds to the province's future prosperity. This is where we will be training men and women who will create the jobs of tomorrow and many of these jobs will be right here in Mississauga.”
“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government's investment in Sheridan's Mississauga campus will help new immigrants and first generation students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”
“The enthusiastic response to the first phase of our Mississauga campus confirmed the growing demand for higher education in the region. 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.”
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky