News Release - July 7, 2000
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
"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.
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