Fleming College has awarded the contract for the construction of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre to Elite Construction Inc. Flemingâ€™s Board of Governors approved the awarding of the contract during their meeting on June 27, 2012.
â€śWe are excited to award this contract and begin construction on the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre,â€ť said Fleming College President Dr. Tony Tilly. â€śThe KTTC will provide much-needed training space not only for students coming directly from secondary school, but to train and re-train workers for new careers in both traditional and emerging trades and technology fields.â€ť
As the general contractor, Elite Construction Inc., based in Concord, Ont., will be awarding all sub-contractor agreements, which will involve several local contractors. Cremers Brothers Electric Ltd. of Peterborough will be the electrical sub-contractor. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at Fleming College in mid-July, 2012. Completion of the facility is scheduled for April 2014, with classes to begin in September 2014.
â€śThe Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre will establish Peterborough as a leading Ontario and Canadian jurisdiction in training for jobs in the 21st Century,â€ť said Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal. â€śThis Centre is the result of a comprehensive community partnership. President Tony Tilly and the Fleming team have demonstrated outstanding leadership.â€ť
The $36.6 million, 80,000-square-foot trades and technology centre will be located on Flemingâ€™s Sutherland Campus, and will be used to teach and train students from Fleming College, regional secondary schools and regional industry. The facility will feature sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology.
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