City School by Mohawk partners with local employers to create awareness of their industries and sectors to help inform and direct individuals to in-demand careers. By delivering courses and other learning opportunities designed to prepare Hamilton’s talent pool, City School strives to foster labour-market integration and development, particularly for community members who may have experienced prior barriers to education and employment.
The team at Walters has recently collaborated with Mohawk College on delivering a City School course “Explore Careers in Steel Construction.” We want to thank Chris Vanhouten for speaking passionately about the amazing projects by Walters and Natalia Strelbytsky for giving the students an overview of what it’s like to work at Walters. Our sincere appreciation goes to Kyle Sieber, Kaylyn Roloson, Corneil Moerkerken and Josh Doucette for participating in the speaker panel and sharing their unique paths to success with the City School students.
Employer-driven training through its City School initiative, offers tuition-free college courses and workshops taught by Mohawk faculty. Mohawk College president, Ron McKerlie notes that City School brings Mohawk into priority neighbourhoods as a pathway for at-risk Hamiltonians who are looking at building new skills and gaining confidence to pursue a post-secondary education. City School has been a great success over the years and employer partnerships are integral to the success of this incredible initiative.
On Tuesday, March 9, CHML’s Bill Kelly Show broadcast a three-hour special “City School by Mohawk – Rapid skills training suited to support post-pandemic economic recovery.”
With Walters Group being a longstanding partner with Mohawk College, guiding training and engaging students during the training process, Natalia Strelbytsky, VP People and Culture with Walters Inc. was a guest on the show and talked about our involvement with the City School program and our partnership with Mohawk College. “We offer an excellent opportunity to get training and work with the company during the education process where students have a chance to actually look at how our amazing projects come to life and to participate in some of this work. Often at the end of the program, students move into full-time employment with Walters. This is a two-way street, the students have had the opportunity to learn about Walters culture, the people and what we have to offer.”
To learn more about City School by Mohawk visit: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/get-prepared-for-college/city-school-by-mohawk