Tridel donates $3 million to support George Brown College 'Success at Work' campaign

College announces naming of Angelo Del Zotto School of Construction Management

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

For further information:

Joyann Callender 
Manager Media Relations
George Brown College
416-415-5000, ext. 3159
jcallender3@georgebrown.ca


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