Mohawk College

October 2016
Message from the President & CEO
Cupcake icing on my desk, half-empty water bottles on my window ledge, empty food cartons, a random pair of scissors and extra brochures...that is what greeted me when I walked into my office this morning and it made me smile because they were all good signs of a successful open house the night before.
What made it so successful? Well it all started with a great team, and I am proud to call that team my own. I am blessed to have not only my core team of MCE employees, but an extended team of third-party trainers and facilitators. Together they make a lot happen and that includes the event last night.  
So why? Why is it this team works so well together? Why did they volunteer for jobs outside of their job duties? Why did they work way past office hours on this occasion?  Why did they pull together so well? Teamwork
I believe first and foremost, it is about commitment to our vision; to be recognized as Ontario's leading expert in corporate training. Everyone who works here believes in MCE. We are driven by doing what is best for our customers, and ultimately, that will result in what is best for us.
We take pride in our relationship with Mohawk College. We never take for granted the value of the brand. We appreciate the support of our colleagues from the President, Ron McKerlie, down. This too unites us as a team.
We also work on it. We work on increasing the strength of the team. We carve out time in our busy schedules to have real, and sometimes difficult, conversations. We aren't perfect but we are getting there!
Thank you to everyone who helped put our Open House together. It was an honour for me to stand before our guests as the President & CEO of Mohawk College Enterprise.   


Audie McCarthy
President & CEO, Mohawk College Enterprise
P.S.  Keep reading for tips on building strong teams!

MCE  Announcements  and  Events

MCE is proud to partner with Mohawk College and the Industry Education Council (IEC) on an exciting opportunity which will connect students and employers. The Employer Skills Training Advantage to Employment (E.S.T.A.T.E.) project will facilitate the engagement of employers and students of the CNC/Fluid Power joint training and mentorship program resulting in the increased probability of full-time employment. For more information, contact Kris Michailow.

In this photo, from left to right:
Ron McKerlie, President, Mohawk College
Cesare DiDonato, Executive Director, Industry Education Council of Hamilton
Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton
Chris White, President & CEO, Fruitland Manufacturing

Chamber Networks Tradeshow
MCE's Kris Michailow will be attending the Chamber Networks Tradeshow on October 18, 2016. Stop by and visit Kris at booth #58. See below for more details.
Chamber Tradeshow

MCE Open House 2016
MCE hosted a very successful Open House on October 4, 2016, in partnership with the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, the City of Hamilton's Global Hamilton Initiative and Global Hamilton Connect. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Our "rock star" facilitator,  Sandra Summerhayes got the crowd to engage with a short networking activity. Fun, food, prizes and great connections!
   MCE Open House

OMHRA Fall Conference 2016
Dianne Jones , one of MCE's Business Development Officers who is responsible for North of Toronto, attended the OMHRA Fall Conference and is happy to announce the winner of our Business Card Draw:
Kelly Edwards, Human Resources Services Advisor, City of Sarnia
Congratulations Kelly! We're sure you'll put the $100 Chapter's/Indigo gift certificate to good use.  


" Collaborating with MCE to host a Business After 5 Networking Event, in conjunction with their Open House at their Stoney Creek Mohawk College Campus, yielded a great turnout and a rich networking environment. Mohawk College President, Ron McKerlie, brought greetings and MCE President, Audie McCarthy, and her MCE team were gracious and inspiring hosts. We look forward to working with Mohawk/MCE on future programming and networking opportunities."

- Arnie Strub, Executive Director, Stoney Creek Chamber 

Upcoming Courses and Programs

Microsoft Excel 2016:

5 Sessions Totaling 11 Hours of Interactive Online Training

If you are looking to start a career in business or finance, having a working knowledge of Microsoft's Excel 2016 is a must. Our new and exciting course taught by LearnKey Senior Instructor Jason Manibog will teach you how to reveal insights hidden in your data with the help of new features such as the "Tell Me" feature, chart options, and more!

  • Gain the skills and confidence required to successfully obtain your Microsoft Office Excel 2016 certification
  • Test prep questions that meet all Excel 2016 exam objectives
  • View your online courseware anytime, anywhere
To register, contact Lorraine MacDonald at 905 575 2534 or

Date & Location 
For more information contact:

Students who successfully complete this program will receive three point five (3.5) Ministry of the Environment, Director-Approved, Continuing Education Units.
Prepare to write the American Water Works Association (OWWA) "Cross Connection Control Specialist" certification exam (administered at the end of the course).
October 31 - November 4 

Location: Mohawk College, 
Stoney Creek Campus

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

A 2 day course to recertify you as a "Backflow/Cross Connection Control Tester".
November 10 & 11, 2016

Location: Mohawk College, 
Stoney Creek Campus

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534
MMP program provides training and accreditation
to those aspiring to, or already in, maintenance management or supervisory positions. Certified
MMPs are qualified to provide cost effective management of a business's physical assets.
MMP02: October 29 & 
November 5, 12, 19, 2016

MMP07: November 26 & 
December 3, 10, 17, 2016

Location: Mohawk College,
 Stoney Creek Campus
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

This program helps prepare new or existing leaders in the private and public sectors for the future. We focus on essential leadership skills that will help advance participants in their career, as well as move your organization forward. 

Ask us about delivering this program to your emerging leaders
 at your location or ours!

Location: Mohawk College, 
Stoney Creek Campus
Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

This program takes your FRL Level 1 graduates to the next level of leadership  learning.  
Offered by cohort only, not open seat.

Ask us for a detailed course outline.

Like Future Ready Leadership Level 1, this program is fully customizable. 

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534
Keep up with industry demands in an ever changing and competitive market by providing your employees with this high- impact, customized welding program. 

Quickstart Welding Program
Quickstart Welding Program

Lorraine MacDonald
905 575 2534

Right fit for the team Tips for Building Strong Teams
  1. Hire for "fit". Every organization has a unique culture. When hiring, make sure the new employee is a good fit with the team. This doesn't mean they have to be the same as the other employees (diversity is a good thing), but they have to have the same values and principles.  
  2. Listen to what is being said, and what is not being said. Both are equally important. Observe behaviour, respond accordingly. 
  3. Act. Don't let things go. No one likes to have a difficult conversation and it's easier (temporarily) to just ignore issues. Issues don't go away, they grow. Gather all the information you need, then act.
  4. Spend time together; socially and professionally. Get to know each other. Find commonalities and appreciate differences.
  5. Build collaboration into job responsibilities. Plan an event together, work on a project, create a buddy system and build support for each other into daily routines.


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