Niagara College to hold grand opening for Green Automotive Technology Lab

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 14:30

Students in Niagara College’s Motive Power Technician and Motive Power Techniques programs are surging ahead of their competition in a rapidly evolving automotive industry, thanks to new technology and facilities available through NC’s Green Automotive Technology Lab.

Beyond electric vehicle technology, the 3,600 square-foot addition to the Rankin Technology Centre at NC’s Welland Campus also boasts tools and equipment to help students explore the future of ethanol, propane, diesel and other alternative fuel technologies, as well as autonomous, self-parking and collision-avoidance technologies.

In 2016, Niagara College received $1.4 million for construction of the Lab through Ontario’s Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund program.

Media are invited to attend the grand opening of the Lab, tour the new facilities and explore the technology it offers, and speak to faculty, staff and students in NC’s Motive Power programs about how the new Lab is helping them prepare for their future careers.

Wednesday, April 4
2:30 p.m. 
Green Automotive Technology Lab – Rankin Technology Centre
Niagara College Welland Campus – 100 Niagara College Blvd., Welland

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Andrew Korchok at 905-329-1642 or

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