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DC Alumni Association Donates $300,000 to Building for Skills Campaign

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the fundraising campaign for the Whitby Campus Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology has received a significant donation of $300,000 from the Durham College Alumni Association (DCAA). The generous donation will go toward the Building for Skills campaign, which has raised $6 million to date, supporting a 60,000 square foot addition to DC’s Whitby campus.  When completed, the expansion will…

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Carpenters Union Local 397 Contributes $100,000 to DC Skilled Trades Expansion

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the fundraising campaign for the Whitby Campus skilled trades and professions expansion has received a significant donation of $100,000 from the Carpenters Union Local 397. The generous donation will go toward the Building for Skills campaign, which has raised $4.4 million to date, supporting a 60,000 square foot addition to DC’s Whitby campus.  When completed, the expansion will…

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Design-Build Contractor Secures Support for New Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology at Durham College

Durham College (DC) is pleased to recognize and thank Ball Construction for its generous donation in support of the college’s Phase IV Whitby campus expansion initiative. As design-build contractor for DC’s new Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (CSTT), Ball Construction went above and beyond building the new facility. “This was a special opportunity for us,” said Jason Ball, president, Ball Construction. “It isn’t every…

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Developer Supports Expansion of Skills Training Centre at Durham College

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the Phase IV Whitby campus expansion initiative has received a very generous donation of $100,000 from Brookfield Residential. After touring DC’s existing and new skilled trades training facilities, leading North America-wide new home builder, Brookfield Residential immediately saw the value of the project. The 60,300-square-foot addition will allow 750 more apprentices and students to study construction and industrial…

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DC Alumnus and Bird Mechanical Ltd. CEO Contributes $150,000 to DC Skilled Trades Expansion

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the Whitby campus has received a significant donation of $150,000 from Bird Mechanical Ltd, whose chief executive officer, Brandon Bird is a DC graduate, Alumnus of Distinction, and Premier’s Award nominee. The generous donation will go toward the Building for Skills expansion campaign, which has now raised $5.3 million of its $10 million goal, supporting a 60,000-square-foot addition…

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DC names Global Classroom in honour of local Rotary Clubs

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of local Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as Rotary Global Classroom. The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one…

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Louvain Piggott and Rocky Simmons

As Louvain (Baldwin) Piggott reflects on her childhood in a South Wales mining hamlet, two independent but equally indelible impressions left on her memory become clear: the value of applied learning and the inequity of so few opportunities being available to the girls and women in her community. “Every man in my family – every man in my village – worked in the mines, and…

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