(NIAGARA FALLS, ON) – Ontario is investing in the province’s manufacturing sector by bringing together students and businesses to provide a hands-on applied learning experience- and innovative business solutions. The province is investing $4.2 million to help build a permanent, high-tech manufacturing facility at Niagara College.
The Niagara College Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre will provide Ontario-based manufacturers with access to state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities, as well as the expertise and business services of faculty and students. Ontario committed to support a permanent facility for the centre in its 2014 Budget.
“Funding for a permanent home for our Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre will provide local manufacturers with increased access to leading-edge facilities, equipment, technical expertise, training, and services,” said Dr Dan Patterson, president of Niagara College. “The centre’s community will boost the regional economy by developing commercialization solutions, innovating products and processes, and expanding into new markets.”
These services will help reduce production costs and minimize production time, and bring the talent and skills of Niagara College’s students together with local industry. Advanced manufacturing innovation programs began in May 2013, led by Niagara College Research and Innovation.