College announces naming of Angelo Del Zotto School of Construction
TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The George Brown College Foundation
announced today that Tridel Corporation has pledged a gift of $3
million to George Brown College's Success at Work fundraising campaign. The donation will be directed towards the
renovation and repurposing of learning spaces in the college's Centre
for Construction and Engineering Technologies at its Casa Loma campus.
In recognition of this donation, the college's construction management
school will be named the Angelo Del Zotto School of Construction Management. Angelo Del Zotto serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the
Tridel Group of Companies and Tridel Corporation.
"We are honoured to be associated with Tridel and with Angelo Del
Zotto," said Anne Sado, President of George Brown College. "Tridel is a
strong supporter of post-secondary education and has played a
particularly impactful role encouraging young people entering the
construction industry. Mr. Del Zotto embodies the values we try to
instill in our students - honour, integrity and honesty."
Tridel is a long-standing partner of George Brown College, and has
supported the college and its students in areas such as graduate
recruitment, research and raising funds for scholarships. Through its
B.O.L.T. (Building Opportunities for Life Today) program, Tridel has
partnered with George Brown's Centre for Construction and Engineering
Technologies (CCET) and other organizations to connect priority youth
to careers in the construction field with direct scholarship funding to
support their education in construction-related programs.
The Tridel gift supports Success at Work, an ambitious $60 million private sector fundraising campaign to
support the college's $250 million expansion vision. This
comprehensive, multi-year campaign aims to raise funds to support
student learning and capital growth.
To learn more about the campaign, visit www.georgebrown.ca/successatwork
About George Brown College
Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for
equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials
to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses
located across the downtown core, George Brown offers 148 full-time and
1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of
professions to a student body of approximately 64,000 (including those
enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs).
Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry
accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees.
SOURCE: George Brown College
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