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Fanshawe Celebrates Grand Opening of New Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies
Fanshawe officially opened its new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies (CATT) on May 13, 2011.
The new Centre will accommodate 1,500 students who are seeking job-ready credentials in trades and technologies that support the transportation industry.
"Start your engines!" London Mayor Joe Fontana; Joe Preston (MP, Elgin-Middlesex-London); Khalil Ramal (MPP, London-Fanshawe ); Britta Winther (Chair, Fanshawe Board of Governors); Daniel Kennedy (student in the School of Transportation Technology); and Fanshawe President Howard Rundle attended the grand opening on May 13, 2011.
School of Transportation Technology student Daniel Kennedy spoke at the opening ceremonies on behalf of students, thanking the donors and sponsors who made the new Centre possible. He also thanked the College for investing in the best facilities and programming for its students.
Board Chair Britta Winther, student Daniel Kennedy and President Howard Rundle.
In addition to state-of-the-art equipment and learning tools, the 148,000-square-foot facility features a variety of exciting green innovations, including a vegetated green roof occupying 48,000 square feet, storm water reclamation, solar-powered GPS tracking skylights for natural day-lighting in the shops and other environmental and sustainability initiatives and materials.
Fanshawe's new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies features several green innovations including a vegetated green roof.
The College also hosted a staff, student, alumni and retiree open house on May 12 and a community open house and barbeque on Saturday, May 14.
The Centre was built with funding received in 2009 from the Government of Ontario and the federal government's Knowledge Infrastructure Program.
More information about the Centre can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/catt.