News Release - February 25, 2011
FUNDING FOR SOUTHEAST REGIONAL COLLEGE WEYBURN FACILITY
Environment Minister Dustin Duncan and MLA for Weyburn - Big Muddy was in Weyburn today on behalf of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris to announce funding by the provincial government to Southeast Regional College.
The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.63 million in year-end funding for the Southeast Regional College portion of the Southeast Education Centre multi-use facility. The funding will go toward detailed design costs for the permanent facility and a temporary program delivery site.
"Our government is maintaining Saskatchewan's strong and steady economy through infrastructure investments which will boost economic activity and build our knowledge economy," Norris said. "We are working with the Southeast Regional College to ensure that campus space in Weyburn meets the needs of students."
As proposed, this multi-use facility will bring together educational providers and the community, resulting in cost efficiencies, greater student transition and support, as well as cultural and social opportunities.
"The Board of Governors and Management of Southeast College are enormously pleased to receive this funding from the provincial government," Southeast Regional College Board Chair Sheila Sterling said. "This allocation of funding will allow us to address extra costs incurred in the redevelopment of the Weyburn Campus. Because of our partnership with the provincial government and the assistance it is providing to the Southeast College, the Weyburn Campus project will continue to move forward successfully."
As envisioned, the facility, will house Grades 7-12, with a separate wing for Southeast Regional College. The Ministry of Education has also provided $17.4 million through the 2009-10 Budget for renovations and expansion to consolidate Grades 7-12 in the high school portion of this facility. The proposed new Southeast Regional College Weyburn Campus is an 86 per cent increase in functional space.
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