Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Brampton and Peel District School Board Launch State-of-the-Art Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre: Empowering Youth in STEAM Education

New Joint Learning Hub Empowers Brampton’s Youth in STEAM Education Brampton and Peel District School Board Unveil State-of-the-Art Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre

The City of Brampton and Peel District School Board (PDSB) have officially opened the doors to a cutting-edge Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre (CLTC). Located adjacent to Central Peel Secondary School, this innovative hub focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming.

In a partnership project approved in 2019, Brampton and PDSB renovated an existing PDSB building to create a shared satellite location serving both the school and the wider community. The CLTC boasts modern design, top-tier technology, and amenities aimed at enriching access to STEAM programs for students and residents alike. Equipped with the latest technology, the centre supports immersive learning experiences that prepare students for STEAM careers.

Brampton’s Recreation team continues to collaborate closely with PDSB to offer innovative programs and inclusive initiatives, promoting holistic youth development. Registration for city-based programming at the CLTC is now open to the community, aligning with Brampton’s commitment to expanding access to educational spaces and opportunities for growth.

Mr. Patrick Brown, Mayor of the City of Brampton added that “Today’s announcement signifies a major milestone in our shared commitment to education and community development with Peel District School Board. The Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre showcases the power of collaboration by providing residents and students with resources in STEAM fields.”

This joint-use facility underscores our dedication to fostering a dynamic learning environment in Brampton, and I’m excited about its positive impact on our youth.” – Patrick Brown, further added.

Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton said that “the Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre is a remarkable addition to our city, offering a space where education and innovation thrive. This joint-use facility reflects the success of our ongoing partnership with Peel District School Board, and I look forward to creating more opportunities for our residents together”

With the inauguration of the Collaborative Learning and Technology Centre, Brampton and PDSB are laying the groundwork for a brighter future, fostering a thriving environment where students and the community can excel in the dynamic realm of STEAM education. This marks the third collaborative project between Brampton and PDSB, following the successful revitalization of Sandalwood Heights Secondary School Track and the construction of Turner Fenton Cricket Pitch.

PDSB emphasizes the importance of technology access in nurturing student interest and skills crucial for future STEAM studies and careers. By bridging classroom learning with real-world applications, STEAM education equips students for diverse career paths, fosters hands-on experiences, and inspires innovation.

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