When entering the workforce, it’s always an advantage to have some workplace experience under your belt. For entrepreneurs, taking their small business idea from concept to reality, it is even more important. What better way to see if your idea has what it takes than experiencing the ins and outs of operating a small business for yourself? Durham College’s new Entrepreneurship and Small Business program provides just that for students.
Local entrepreneurs and business people will soon be able to create, test and validate some of the most innovative products in the world without ever having to leave the Greater Oshawa Area. A new Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is being built on the north campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). This will be the first research, development and innovation centre of its kind in the world, and it will be available to businesses and researchers on a rental basis.
ACE will be a multi-level centre with an area of approximately 13,585 square metres. It will be divided into two distinct sections, a core research facility and an integrated research and training facility. [Photo Left] During a recent media tour of ACE, people stopped to view the outside of the climatic wind tunnel. The wind tunnel is three stories high and is one of the largest and most sophisticated on the planet. [More photos continued on page 2]