TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Prime Minister Stephen Harper toured the building site of Sheridan College's new Mississauga Campus today. "We were delighted to have the opportunity to show the Prime Minister around the site of our new campus," said Sheridan's President and CEO, Jeff Zabudsky. "We are very grateful for the combined funding from the federal and provincial governments under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, along with the support from the City of Mississauga, which will help make the new campus a reality. We're very excited about serving the residents of Mississauga and becoming an important addition to its vibrant city centre."
Prime Minister Harper's tour took place immediately prior to his announcement of an extension of the deadline for completion of Economic Action Plan infrastructure projects by one full construction season, to October 31, 2011.
Sheridan's new campus is on schedule for substantial completion by March 31, 2011, and will be open and ready to receive students in September. Located at 4180 Duke of York Boulevard in Mississauga, the four-storey building will total 156,000 square feet, and will accommodate up to 1,760 full-time students. Programming will focus on post-secondary and post-graduate business programs, with additional spaces reserved for English language training and academic upgrading to serve newcomers and workers in transition.
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning aims to provide students of all ages with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We serve 16,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville and Brampton, with a new campus slated to open in Mississauga in 2011. Sheridan offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year Bachelor's degrees, in the arts, business, community service and technology fields.
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