Oro Station and Georgian College join forces in bid to drive innovation
Through an exciting new partnership, Oro Station and Georgian College will create expanded opportunities at the new 200 acre automotive innovation park which Driven are proud to be working on.
Set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Canadian automotive industry, Oro Station is to become an innovative home for nimble, forward-thinking businesses eager to stake a claim in the future of transportation.
With Georgian College joining forces with Oro Station, new opportunities in the Ontario region will emerge for academic programming, research and innovation, and apprenticeship and skilled labour training focused on emerging automotive technology.
Oro Station is located adjacent to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro Medonte. The site will feature 700,000 square feet of industrial space dedicated to automotive research, engineering and development, including a 4.2 km test track with dynamic driving areas.
“This project has been more than a decade in the making, and an educational partner like Georgian College has always been a key part of our vision. Providing current curriculum that reflects the needs of the industry is critical to ensuring Ontario remains competitive in the automotive sector. Our emphasis on innovation naturally aligns with Georgian’s focus on ensuring their graduates are set up for success.”
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Georgian is a recognised leader in student work experience, with the support of 6,200 employers. Consistently, it has had one of the highest graduate employment rates among all Ontario colleges. It is committed to the growth and evolution of the industry by leveraging its students and trained graduates, faculty experts, high-quality programs, and state-of-the-art facilities so industry partners can advance their research, innovation and development goals.
Kevin Weaver is the Vice President (Academic) of Georgian College, and he said that “the automotive industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace and this partnership is an incredible opportunity for Georgian, the ABSC and our students to be part of shaping its future. We look forward to exploring various community and industry collaborations, and working closely with Oro Station through future programming, training and research to meet the innovation needs of the industry and local employers.”
Oro Station will become the ultimate destination for automotive enthusiasts and innovators, with a new 200 acre multi-use Innovation Park in Ontario.
The innovation park is forecasted to create 700 full-time jobs within Simcoe County, representing 50% of the forecasted employment growth in Oro-Medonte to 2031.
Oro Station is a multi-use facility that will blend an automotive business park with a motorsport road course and club. The park will be home to premier engineering, education, supply, design and manufacturing businesses that will benefit from the track facility for testing, design, development, marketing, events and tourism.
For more information, visit orostation.ca
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