Conestoga College receives $21 million Investment

September 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Another story that I’ve been late to talk about was the announcement of Conestoga College’s new campus which will be located directly across Highway 401 from the Doon (Kitchener) campus.

 

Approximate Location of Conestoga's new campus

Approximate Location of Conestoga's new campus

Dalton McGuinty, Premiere of Ontario, was on hand to announce a provincial investment of $21 million on August 19, 2008, towards developing the new campus which will focus on programs such as such as robotics, automation, telecommunications, information technology, engineering technology, renewable energy and skilled trades.

 

The site will be about 130 hectares (321 acres) in size and construction will start in spring of 2010 on 54 hectares (133 acres) the college is buying from the City of Cambridge. The city bought the former industrial site five years ago and will sell it to Conestoga for $5 million; about half its market value. Eventually there will be approximately 1 million square feet of facilities on the site which will be needed to serve a growing student population expected to reach 2,000 full-time skilled trades students and 1,000 apprentices, boosting the total Conestoga enrolment beyond 14,000.

 

Source: The Record

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