Mohawk SMA cites support for regional economic development, health and technology focus

September 3, 2014

Ontario has released the strategic mandate agreement (SMA) it signed with Mohawk College. The SMA identifies as Mohawk’s key areas of differentiation its specialized focus on health and technology in the Western Golden Horseshoe, its close alignment with Hamilton’s economic development strategy, and its proven success in skilled trades and apprenticeship training. The SMA also cites the college’s support for applied research through its iDeaWorks Centre, the mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC), and its partnerships with Hydro One, Siemens, and ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Mohawk’s focus on providing blended learning formats and its new academic plan are also highlighted in the SMA. The college is also cited for its work toward improved access for underrepresented groups via its Student Success Plan, Access Initiative, and its Aboriginal Recruitment and Project Pathfinder initiatives; Mohawk’s partnership with McMaster University on joint degree programs is also noted. The SMA identifies 4 proposed program areas for growth: health/allied health, technology, business, and apprenticeship. Mohawk SMA