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University of Ontario Institute of Technology and GM Canada partner to deposit in STEM education


University of Ontario Institute of Technology and GM Canada partner to deposit in STEM education

Uniting to enthuse destiny record and engineering leaders

2017-11-06

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Oshawa, Ontario (November 6, 2017) – General Motors is committed to moving a technological innovators of a destiny to pursue careers in a fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by a support and support of children, quite immature girls. Today, GM Canada is furthering that pledge, partnering with a University of Ontario Institute of Technology on 4 STEM-focused initiatives that broach students a hands-on interactive training trust demonstrating a real-world impact of STEM-based careers. More than 8,500 students will advantage from these initiatives over a subsequent few years.

  • Elementary School Teacher Professional Development Program– As a principal sponsor, GM Canada’s partnership with a university’s Faculty of Education will assistance foster STEM preparation to Durham Region facile propagandize teachers. The new module will supply teachers with a knowledge, certainty and collection they need to confederate STEM into a classroom and teach their students with a concentration on engineering. The initial commander devise will embody 24 teachers from 12 schools, and strech approximately 600 students.
  • c_wonder Maker Truck–Traditional classroom grant materials mostly forestall students from truly appreciating and saying a fad and possibilities that accompany systematic inquiry. This new GM Canada sponsored builder truck, operated by a Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineering Outreach program, will revisit facile and delegate schools in a segment and offer hands-on engineering workshops. The program, grown in partial with GM Canada, will concede students to tinker, antecedent and share ideas around topics trimming from modernized robotics to programming. Set to launch by a finish of 2017, a module hopes to enthuse some-more than 8,000 students by 2020.
  • Oshawa Assembly Plant Scholarships–The General Motors Oshawa Assembly plant recently renewed a oath to support tyro success during a university. This investment will emanate a new grant that rewards 3 Mechatronics Engineering students any year for superb educational achievement. Previous tyro awards upheld by a public plant assisted 9 students in a office of their educational dreams. 
  • ENG SQUAD Summer Camps–The university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosts an annual module for students in Grades 4 to 8, focusing on a unsentimental focus of grant and math to solve each day problems. It inspires girl to try and examine their vicinity by a systematic lens and to hint their oddity about a universe around them. This year, GM Canada upheld a girls-only week for 20 students, and an additional 20 bursaries for those with financial need.

“This partnership with a University of Ontario Institute of Technology is a delay of a joining to advancing STEM opportunities and education,” pronounced Steve Carlisle, GM Canada boss and handling director. “As GM looks to grow a talent tube to lead a destiny of mobility by technologies in unconstrained development, connectivity, foundation and automobile sharing, we devise to build on a success of these programs and account serve initiatives. We trust that assisting students build certainty to welcome these fields needs to start in a understanding and enlivening sourroundings during an early age.”

Seventy per cent of Canada’s tip jobs need a STEM form of education, nonetheless fewer than half of delegate propagandize students connoisseur with any comparison STEM courses (Source: Let’s Talk Science, Oct 2016). With GM Canada’s investment, a university can offer dual successful new STEM initiatives to a community.

“Thanks to GM Canada’s support, we launched a new veteran growth module for Durham Region teachers in a areas of STEM,” pronounced Dr. Janette Hughes, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Pedagogy with a university’s Faculty of Education. “Our partnership will foster competencies such as communication, problem-solving, vicious thinking, creativity and tellurian citizenship, while improving a educational feat and a growth of negotiable life skills of students.” 

The partnership will also directly deliver engineering to facile and delegate classrooms and element a university’s educational strengths.

“GM Canada’s inexhaustible investment shows their joining to a university and to strengthening a village as a whole,” pronounced Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “Their continued contributions to a faculty’s overdo programs will assistance enthuse girl in Durham Region and surrounding communities to try STEM fields and propel them into sparkling careers in engineering.”

In further to a programs announced today, GM will have committed some-more than $10 million globally by a finish of a year to allege and urge STEM education. 

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About General Motors in Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s largest play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 8,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. More information on a association can be found at www.gm.ca or by following @GMcanada on Twitter.

About University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology advances a find and focus of trust by a technology-enriched training sourroundings and a smoothness of innovative market-driven programs manageable to a needs of students and industry. With some-more than 10,000 undergraduate and connoisseur students enrolled in some-more than 90 programs, a university promotes amicable engagement, fosters vicious meditative and integrates outcomes-based training practice inside and outward a classroom. To find out more, visit uoit.ca.