On July 23rd 2015, Sheridan College announced $47.5 million investment at its Davis Campus in Brampton located at 7899 McLaughlin Road.
This investment at Davis Campus is for the construction of a new facility dedicated to the skilled trades. Construction has already begun on the three-storey, 130,000 sq. ft. building and is scheduled to open to students in September 2017.
The new building will house 22 flexible classrooms, a learning commons, and dedicated workshops for plumbing, electrician, machining, industrial millwright, welding and construction skills.
Special features include a three-storey atrium, skylights in several workshops and the atrium, rugged finishing on the exterior, and two accessible roof areas for outside work.
The building will also house an Energy Centre that will enable Sheridan to introduce district heating and cooling networks that generate electricity and allow for more efficient heating and cooling across multiple buildings on campus. The Centre will have a dual-purpose role, serving as a living lab while helping Sheridan reach its energy reduction targets as outlined in its Mission Zero plan.
The opening of the new building will see the relocation of students currently enrolled in trades and apprenticeship programs at the stand-alone Skills Training Centre in Oakville, allowing them to become fully integrated into campus life.
Another benefit will be their co-location with Sheridan’s engineering programs housed in an adjacent building. “The new space will open up opportunities for collaboration, movement between credentials, and sharing of equipment and resources that will benefit students in both the trades and our engineering programs,” said Iain McNab, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.
“This new facility is a strategic investment in the development of our future workforce and the ongoing competitiveness of the west GTA economy,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO. “It reaffirms our commitment to continue offering a full range of credentials as we pursue our vision to become Sheridan University, while also opening up new pathways to students who may have thought a university education was out of reach.”