November 22, 2014
Today, Mohawk College faculty, staff, and volunteers are welcoming you to the Mohawk College Open House at the Fennell campus!
This is a great opportunity to discover the wide selection of certificates, diplomas, degrees and apprenticeships programs offered at Mohawk College, and to explore the recently renovated Fennell campus. You can meet with faculty and staff who can provide valuable information about programs, admission requirements, and what to expect from campus life. Our friendly library staff will be available to share the services that you can access at your campus library.
The Open House will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fennell campus. For maps and directions, please click here.
November 21, 2014
Apprenticeships and skilled trades are in the news again! Maclean’s recent Jobs report issue included an article entitled, The tricks – and the stigma – of the trades. Often overlooked and underestimated by parents, guidance counsellors and prospective students, trades careers are an excellent choice for many, including the best and the brightest. From great compensation (“plumber” makes yesterday’s Workopolis list of jobs that don’t require a degree … but pay really well) to challenging work to flexible schedules to no boss (!), these are careers that merit some serious consideration … and not just by “general level” students. Math skills are essential as well as problem solving and other academic skills, according to a recent Talent Egg post. Interested in learning more? Check out our Careers in skilled trades subject guide for everything you need to know and pop into our Stoney Creek campus to see Mohawk’s skills training in action!
November 17, 2014
Have you ever wondered what’s involved in keeping an industrial plant working? Complex equipment and systems are at the heart of every bustling production facility. Learn how to control and maintain these critical components in Mohawk’s Power Engineering Techniques certificate program. Power Engineering Techniques is a one year certificate course that prepares you to successfully write your Technical Standards and Safety Authority 4th Class Operating Engineering and Oil Burner Technician III examinations.
Mohawk College provides a hands on educational experience. Theory classes are mixed with lab time and a work term experience. Our new boiler lab will be ready for use in January 2015. We are all excited to provide this new real world experience to our students.
From classic titles like MacNaughton’s Elementary steam power engineering to the DVD series, Boiler operations, the Stoney Creek Library and Collaboratory has the resources to help you. Prefer online resources? We have those too. Our Power Engineering Techniques Subject Guide has a large selection of training videos, current codes & regulations, a large selection of online books and more.
November 12, 2014
Mohawk’s new president, Ron McKerlie, is asking how we can move the College from good to great. It’s a catch phrase proposed by management and leadership guru, Jim Collins, in his 2001 book by the same name which tracked and analyzed the traits of 11 companies over a 5 year period in a rigorous research study.
An early review published in the prestigious Harvard Business Review said: “In fact, so contrarian are its findings that some managers may be tempted to dismiss it out of hand. But that would be a mistake; the book does make the leap to greatness.” Managers listened; Collins’ book has sold millions of copies and still makes the top ten on most best business reads lists.
Need to get your hands on this business bible? You guessed it! Mohawk College Library – Cummings branch – has a copy! It’s seen a fair bit of action in the last few months 🙂 and may not be available just when you’re ready to read, so join the queue. While you’re waiting your turn, why not check out Jim’s twelve questions or Inc’s quick and dirty version of his approach? Join in the conversation: let us know what we can do to move Mohawk from good to great!
November 6, 2014
This evening, Mohawk College faculty, staff, and volunteers are welcoming you to the Mohawk College Open House at the Stoney Creek campus!
This is a great opportunity to discover the many different skilled trades and apprenticeship programs offered at Mohawk College, and to explore the recently renovated Stoney Creek campus. You can meet with faculty and staff who can provide valuable information about programs, admission requirements, and what to expect from campus life. Our friendly library staff will be available to share the services that you can access at your campus library.
The Open House will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek campus. For maps and directions, please click here.