A year after Georgian College opened its $30 million technology centre, the County presented another cheque to the school, part of a $5 million commitment to the facility.
The Peter B Moore Advanced Technology Centre features computer-aided manufacturing, geographic information system labs, a dedicated telepresence room, computer-aided design, as well as an anechoic chamber, electrical lab and technical project space.
“What’s going on here is pretty amazing, ” said George Cornell, County of Simcoe Warden. “The innovative programs, equipment and labs the students have to work with really does give them a leg up in terms of their experience, their knowledge and their skills, which becomes available to the businesses in Simcoe County.”
Students also get hands-on learning by assisting small and medium sized businesses that reach out for help in areas such as product development and transformation in the digital age.
“What a tremendous asset that is for our students,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO. “They are working on something that is current, it’s real and they are getting relevant skills to take into the industry when they graduate.”
West-Moynes points to the fact that research and innovation is going to drive our economy.
“I would like to think that some day someone from Georgian is going to innovate and create something that is going to transform our community. It happened in Silicon Valley and all over the world. Why can’t it happen in Simcoe County with a Georgian graduate?”