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Mohawk College employees participating in a Mohawk Family Feud competition

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Mohawk College was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018):

  • Employees at Mohawk College can keep fit at the fully-equipped onsite fitness centre which features a variety of instructor-led classes and even an outdoor beach volleyball court -- employees can also enjoy an extended hike along the nearby Bruce Trail that winds along the Niagara Escarpment
  • New employees at Mohawk College receive a minimum of 3 weeks of paid vacation (varying by employee group), moving to 6 weeks for long-serving employees -- employees also enjoy additional time off during the winter holidays
  • Mohawk College employees are encouraged to keep their skills up-to-date through a variety of in-house training programs as well as through generous tuition subsidies for courses that are both related and indirectly related to their current position (up to $10,500 annually)
Mohawk College employees conducting research with Microsoft's HoloLens to foster innovation and learning at the college

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Established in Canada 1967
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 999
Part-time employees in Canada 1,224
Average age of employees in Canada 46 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Mohawk College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Mohawk College has taken impressive steps to ensure greater use of alternative transit, offering discounted transit passes for students (cost is part of their tuition), a bicycle loan program managed by the Sustainability Office, support for carpoolers (lets up to four people share one parking pass) and an on campus car sharing service for sign-out when needed
  • In addition to adopting LEED building standards for new construction, Mohawk College boasts a number of creative features across the campus, from community gardens and a rooftop pollinator garden, to water bottle filling stations to accompany a disposable water bottle ban, and a unique "Waste Management Zone" in one cafeteria, which features all recycling stations and a proper place to wash reusable mugs, containers and cutlery
  • Established in 2011, Mohawk College's Environmental Management Plan committed the College to a 20% carbon reduction target below the 2007 baseline by the year 2020 -- the College exceeded this target 8 years ahead of schedule and through the updated "Environmental Management Plan 2.0", established a revised goal of a 30% reduction below 2007 levels
Plants are prepared to be planted in Mohawk College's community garden

Highlights

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 999
Employee green team Environmental Management Plan Steering Committee, Sustainability Initiatives Fee Committee (student and College initiative), Environmentally Committed Organization of Students (ECOS)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Vice President, Corporate Services
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management Plan 2.0 (est. 2011 and revised in 2014)
Green highlights unique "Waste Management Zone" in one cafeteria (includes all recycling stations and a proper place to wash reusable mugs, containers and cutlery), water bottle filling stations, discounted transit passes for students (cost is part of their tuition), bicycle loan program, on campus car share service, on campus community garden cooperative, numerous sustainability courses and programs, from a Clean and Renewable Energy Diploma to a Sustainable Local Foods Certificate
Extended recycling batteries, e-waste, organics, disposable water bottle ban
Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Day, Smart Commute, Clean Air Commute Week, World Wildlife Fund Canada (partnership to construct a rooftop pollinator garden), City of Hamilton Transportation and Environmental Summits, Environment Hamilton, Civic Action (local sustainable transportation initiative), Local Bounty Bag and Farm Stand initiatives (distribution of fresh local produce to campus)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, electric vehicle charging stations, 6 kW Fennel Campus wind turbine generates power year-round, new LEED Gold certified athletic centre (uses 34% less energy than a similar sized facility), has targeted LEED standards for all future campus construction and renovations

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