Mohawk President at Rotary

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 In Audio Education & Training Latest Updates

The Rotary Club of Hamilton welcomed Ron McKerlie, president of Mohawk College, as its February 19 luncheon speaker.

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McKerlie used the opportunity to recognize Mohawk College leaders who have contributed to the success of the Rotary Club of Hamilton over the years – including Keith McIntyre, one of the club’s past presidents and head of Mohawk College from 1981 to 1997 – and to introduce two new city building initiatives being led by Mohawk College.

The Everyday Heroes Campaign provides a platform to recognize ordinary people who are making an extraordinary difference in our community. It’s a way to spotlight the efforts and achievements Mohawk grads – and others – as they strive to make Hamilton a city of choice.  McKerlie invited Rotarians and other community leaders to nominate worthy candidates. The campaign includes a promotional element as well as a year-end celebration.

The Welcoming Communities Program is focused on attracting, developing and retaining newcomers – the lifeblood of our city at a time when immigrants account for the lion’s share of population and labour force growth. The program’s goal is to make Mohawk College – and the community at large – a more welcoming and diverse destination for global talent. A featured component is a yearlong “community conversation” intended to better understand key challenges and co-create solutions. Outcomes and follow-on work will be shared at a community conference scheduled for fall 2015.

Said McKerlie: “Our most valuable resource is human capital,” noting the role newcomers play in enhancing community and workplace diversity.

To learn more and/or get involved in these Mohawk College initiatives, contact Jay Robb at jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

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