Humber College, Town officially announce new multi-year lease at Alder Recreation Centre

July 13, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Pickford

Several dignitaries were on hand June 22 as Humber College and the Town of Orangeville officially announced a six-year extension of their partnership at the Alder Recreation Centre.

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones joined Deputy Mayor Warren Maycock, Councillors Don Kidd and Nick Garisto and Laurie Rancourt, Humber College’s Senior Vice-President of Academic Services, in celebrating the announcement.

As a part of the new agreement, first outlined last January by campus director Joe Andrews, Humber College will provide the Town with $150,000 to expand operations at the Alder complex. That money will be used to construct a new health and lifestyle centre that will increase activities for both Humber students and community residents.

“As a proud and active community member since 2005, Humber is continually looking for ways to improve the programs and initiatives we offer at our Orangeville campus,” Mr. Andrews said. “Our new agreement includes enhanced programs in continuing education and corporate training that will meet the needs of Dufferin-Caledon residents and will be a source of future growth.”

Humber College currently offers six programs at its Orangeville campus, specializing in design foundation, early childhood education, police foundations and social service worker modules. Since 2007, the school has seen more than 1,150 students graduate from its programs, with 52 percent achieving honours.

This new agreement with the Town will see the institution remain in Orangeville until at least the summer of 2024.

“This is a win-win for both the Town and for Humber College,” Deputy Mayor Maycock said. “We have seen Humber grow substantially in the 13 years it has operated in Orangeville. I’m so proud to be here today to announce the extension of this partnership.”

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