Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, has opened an 88,000-sq-ft Skilled Trades & Apprentice-ship Research, Resources and Training institute (STARRT) as part of a $24-million renovation of its Stoney Point, Ontario, campus. The center is designed to promote the benefits of apprenticeship in construction and other vocational trades to middle and high school students and others. The new facility includes two roof-mounted vertical wind turbines for renewable energy production and demonstrations, and new labs and machine shops. Mohawk College is southern Ontario’s leading skilled trade training center, producing 3,000 apprentices each year. STARRT will nearly double that number, officials say.

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