Sheridan, Seneca could benefit from post office lease plan

June 9, 2014

Sheridan College and Seneca College hope that a digital media company’s plans to lease a former downtown post office will benefit their students. The vacant post office is currently owned by the Town of Oakville; however, Oakville Town Council have given their okay to lease the building to a company that Town Economic Development Director Dorothy St George says will hire approximately 60 graduating students from Sheridan and Seneca college’s digital media programs. Moreover, it is anticipated that Sheridan faculty could be contracted by the company for training purposes. “The company has very ambitious goals. They’re excited about being downtown,” said St George. Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky also expressed his enthusiasm for the plan: “It’s a testament to Sheridan’s stellar reputation in animation, film, and television that they are choosing to locate where the talent pool is strong, and this represents a great opportunity for our graduates.” Inside Halton