Durham College to host hard hat tour

    College president to give media first-hand glimpse of extensive expansion
    and renovation underway at Oshawa and Whitby campuses

    OSHAWA, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - As Durham College kicks off the new academic
year with more than 4,300 first-year students arriving on campus, Durham
College President Don Lovisa is inviting members of the media to put on a hard
hat and join him for an exclusive tour of the major expansion and renovation
currently underway at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses.
    The tour will begin at the Oshawa campus where Lovisa will showcase the
new classroom spaces and laboratories in the Gordon Willey building and
discuss how the new and upgraded facilities are directly impacting students
enrolled in the School of Applied Sciences, Apprenticeship, Skilled Trades &
Technology and the School of Health & Community Services.
    Attendees will then travel to the Whitby campus where they are invited to
join Lovisa for a light lunch, followed by a tour of the Whitby expansion
including the new second story addition and recently installed wind turbines.
    The expansion will add 20,000 square-feet to the Skills Training Centre
in addition to enhancing the learning experiences of students in the college's
new Renewable Energy Technician and Energy Audit Techniques programs, which
are both full for September. When complete, it will enable Durham College to
meet the new and growing energy industry demand for skilled Ontarians who are
able to plan, install and maintain the current and next generation of green
energy systems and technologies.

    Tuesday, September 8
    Morning tour - Oshawa campus: 11 to 11:30 a.m.
    Lunch (Whitby campus): Noon to 12:30 p.m.
    Afternoon tour - Whitby campus: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

    -   Oshawa campus (main entrance to Gordon Willey building):
        2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, enter off Simcoe Street
        North and proceed to Commencement parking lot; and
    -   Whitby campus (main entrance to campus): 1610 Champlain Avenue,
        Whitby, Ontario, enter off Champlain Avenue and proceed to the main
        parking lot.

For further information:

For further information: Please RSVP to: Michelle Roebuck/Allison
Rosnak, Communications and Marketing, Durham College, (905) 721-2000 ext. 2197
or ext. 2333, michelle.roebuck@durhamcollege.ca or

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