News Release - November 12, 2010
ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION PROCESS UNDERWAY
Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris was in the Carlton Trail region today to announce that the provincial government has contracted Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP) to conduct a consultation and assessment process of the proposed amalgamation of St. Peter's College in Muenster and Carlton Trail Regional College in Humboldt. The two institutions presented the provincial government with the joint proposal to amalgamate.
"Government's priority is to ensure that the learners of Saskatchewan receive the best education possible," Norris said. "It is important that we hear the opinions of all stakeholders."
The two institutions have worked collaboratively over the past decade to deliver post-secondary education and training opportunities. St. Peter's College offers first and second year university courses in Arts and Science, Business, Kinesiology and Agriculture. Carlton Trail Regional College delivers credit and non-credit programs and courses in areas covering adult basic education, technical-vocational training, university programming and personal development courses.
Consultations will consist of focus sessions, one-on-one interviews with stakeholders as well as online and written submissions. MNP, in co-ordination with St. Peter's College and Carlton Trail Regional College, will provide information on the consultations in the coming weeks. For further details, including how you can participate, contact MNP at 306-790-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receipt of the MNP report is expected in early 2011 and government will use the findings to evaluate the St. Peter's College and Carlton Trail Regional College proposal; particularly its alignment with provincial goals for post-secondary education, public interest and the success of Saskatchewan students. It is anticipated that a decision will be made in spring 2011.
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