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Saturday, August 02, 2014
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MELFORT SHARED EDUCATION FACILITY GETS GREEN LIGHT

People in and around Melfort will soon have one convenient place to access all

education, training and employment programs and services.



The government will fund a shared facility at Melfort's Comprehensive High

School. Planning and design will begin soon and construction should be

finished by next summer.



The Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services office in Melfort will

share the space with the Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate and the

Cumberland Regional College. The employment office helps area residents plan a

career, upgrade their education or job skills, find a job or fill a job vacancy.



"We are building community-based partnerships for the future," Post-Secondary

Education and Skills Training Minister Glenn Hagel said. "Our $900,000 capital

investment will enable people to access education and training programs and

services at one location in Melfort and area, making the best use of community

resources."



"Finding different ways to integrate services is one of the college's

objectives," Cumberland Regional College CEO Valerie Mushinski said. "We are

looking forward to collaborating with the province to enhance career and

employment services to the community."



"The Melfort School Division is very pleased to continue to partner with

Cumberland Regional College and Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment

Services," Melfort School Division No. 100 Director of Education Crandall

Hrynkiw said. "The partners have worked hard at planning a joint-use building

to help students make the transition from school to the workplace. We are very

confident a shared facility and shared resources will enable us to continue to

expand job and business opportunities for Melfort and area."



Career and Employment Services offers a variety of resources, including: resumé

writing; counsellor-assisted career planning; and computerized services like CD

ROM software and videos. Of special interest is a new job service for

employers and job-seekers called SaskJobs found on Saskatchewan's career and

employment website SaskNetWork (www.sasknetwork.gov.sk.ca).



More than 100,000 people a year are expected to use Career and Employment

Services throughout Saskatchewan.



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For more information, contact:



Pat Bauer Valerie Mushinski Crandall Hrynkiw

Regional Director CEO Director of Education

Post-Secondary Education Cumberland Regional College Melfort School Div. #100

and Skills Training Phone: (306) 862-9845 Phone: (306) 752-5741

Phone: (306) 446-7890
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