Magna International contributes $1 million towards Georgian College mechatronics improvements

Funds to be used to create new state-of-the-art facility

Georgian College is getting a big boost from an Ontario tech giant.

Magna International, a mobile technology manufacturer for automakers based in Aurora, has committed $1 million towards the college. The funds are expected to be used to help bridge the skills gap, and drive change in the field of mechatronics, while preparing students for new opportunities in a changing industry.

The five-year agreement will also lead to the creation of a new, state-of-the-art facility. The Magna Mechatronics Lab, when completed, will be home to students in a variety of programs surrounding the new Electromechanical Engineering Technology courses being offered at the school.

“This investment underscores Magna’s commitment to help develop future-ready graduates, their own workforce as well as support research collaborations to deliver innovative solutions for the benefit of the advanced manufacturing sector,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College. “Ensuring Georgian has state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional learning spaces will prepare our students to lead when they graduate into this dynamic, evolving global industry.”

The new mechatronics programs are expected to be offered in September 2021.