Founded in 2014, the Canadian College of Modern Technology CCMT is a liberal arts college with a proud heritage of educational innovation and excellence. Early in 2008, Mr. Muckson Sesay, founded the Ishaak Muckson Innovative Technology Training Center to provide basic hardware and software training for youths in Sierra Leone.
As a result of his hard work, Mr. Sesay’s effort was recognized by Mr. Wesley Penner, who provided a loan for the establishment and the construction of the Canadian College of Modern Technology in the remote community of Mile 91, in northern Sierra Leone. He also supported CCMT with High Power Electricity Generating Machine, hundreds of Dell Computers, Servers, Photocopy Machine, Networks Printers, and much more equipment.
Wes’s financial donation to the Sierra Leone Educational Partnership (SLP) has enabled the charity organization to provide hundreds of scholarships to underprivileged students in Sierra Leone.
Wes Penner is a businessman, religious organizer, and politician in the Canadian province of Manitoba. He is also a philanthropist who has been in the Information Technology zenith for over two decades. He worked as a full-time entrepreneur. After starting his business career in agricultural machinery sales, Penner founded Powerland Computers in 1985 with his son Kevin and nephew Mark Penner. The Winnipeg-based business grew into a success and had generated sales of $8 million by 1993. In 2008, it was the largest computer service company in Manitoba.
In 1999, Penner and his partners purchased the Pinawa Resort and Conference Centre (later renamed as the Wilderness Edge Retreat and Conference Centre).
As of 2008, Penner was the president of David Penner Development, a partner in the construction firm Woodmaster, an active member of the Historica Foundation of Canada and the Professional Development and Education Committee, and a founding director of The Technology Consortium.
Penner is a member of the Mennonite Central Committee and has been involved in refugee assistance and anti-war causes through its Peace and Social Concerns Committee. In 2003, he tried to mobilize international support for an initiative to prevent the American-led invasion of Iraq. Under this plan, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would have turned over his weapons in return for protection by Russia, France, and Germany. The international contacts never materialized, however, and the plan ultimately came to nothing.
During the 2006 election, Penner opposed Conservative leader Stephen Harper’s plans to revisit the issue of same-sex marriage (which is legal in Canada). He was quoted as saying, “Gay Canadians have suffered a lot. All they want is some respect and (Harper) has to make a big deal out of it.”Penner has been a Liberal candidate in three elections and was a candidate for Mel Hurtig’s National Party of Canada in 1993
The college is an independent nonprofit educational institution registered in 2014 with a mission to provide the comprehensive education and skill training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technology and business fields. CCMT is here to promote technology and ensure quality education to the people of Sierra Leone
Canadian College of Modern Technology in Sierra Leone does not discriminate against students on the grounds of age, color, culture, disability, ethnic origin, family responsibility, gender, length and type of work experiences, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or special needs.