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Loyalist College and Habitat for Humanity Sign Partnership Agreement for Upcoming Build

September 11, 2014
Belleville, Ontario, September 11, 2014 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that it has signed a building partnership agreement with Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings. The partnership aligns with the goals of both organizations by providing Loyalist Construction Renovation Technician students with hands-on home construction experience while enabling Habitat for Humanity to complete their build efficiently.


“This is a tremendous partnership, which will be great for Habitat for Humanity and for Loyalist students. We are excited to see this moving forward.”

–          Habitat for Humanity Chair Bob Clute


“Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings is very excited to be partnering with Loyalist College on this important new initiative to provide students with the opportunity to apply construction trade skills while supporting our mission to build affordable homes.”

–          Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Len Kennedy


“On behalf of the Board of Governors, I would like to say how pleased we are to see this initiative underway. It is a wonderful project that will benefit the community.”

–          Loyalist College Board of Governors, Chair Brian Smith


“We are delighted to partner with Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings. This is truly experiential learning for our students who will hone their techniques during this major home construction build, while developing civic responsibility. We are proud that our students are able to make such a positive difference through their involvement with this project.”

–          Loyalist College President and CEO Maureen Piercy


“Putting a hammer in the hands of volunteers who will be working in the construction and renovation trade for years to come not only builds a Habitat house, but also builds a stronger community. We are very excited about this new venture!”  

–          Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Sylvia Draaistra

About Loyalist College

Located on 212 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and more than 500 online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit

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