Ontario Boosts Technology In Hamilton

    McGuinty Government Invests In Opportunity For Students

    HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Ontario is investing in tomorrow's high-tech
leaders through an award-winning program at McMaster University and Mohawk
    The government's $16.5-million investment will expand a joint technology
program to help meet the high demand for skilled workers. New classrooms and
computer labs will use new technology to train students for careers in IT,
manufacturing, civil engineering and energy.
    The program also helps internationally-trained professionals find jobs in
    "These students are going to help Ontario stay ahead of the competition,"
said Premier Dalton McGuinty. "We're investing in their skills and knowledge
so we can continue to attract jobs and investment for our economy."
    "Today's students will build tomorrow's knowledge-based economy," said
John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. "When they
succeed, we all succeed."
    Ontario is Canada's technology hub, with more than 5,000 high-tech
companies and manufacturers. The Conference Board of Canada estimates Canada's
tech sector may need up to 58,000 new workers this year.

    Visit McMaster University: www.mcmaster.ca

    Visit Mohawk College: www.mohawkcollege.ca

    Learn about the joint technology program:

    See how Ontario supports postsecondary education and training:

    Explore what you can do after high school:

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