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Thursday, December 18, 2014
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REGIONAL COLLEGES GET FUNDING FOR FACILITIES

Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag

today announced funding of $300,000 for the Parkland Regional College

facility in Fort Qu'Appelle, the first commitment of funding to

complete the project.



"The existing facility in Fort Qu'Appelle is 90 years old," Sonntag

said. "We are exploring options to replace it, including a proposal

from the Treaty Four Administration to participate in a joint use

facility, along with Touchwood File Hills and other local business

partners. Developing shared educational and training facilities has

proven to be a very cost-effective, beneficial arrangement in many

other locations in the province."



Funding for several other projects at Regional Colleges throughout the

province has already been announced this year. In total, the

provincial government has invested $1.5 million in capital funding for

Regional Colleges.



"Supporting our education and training system helps students

throughout the province to get training and find jobs close to home,"

Sonntag said. "Regional Colleges play a key role in developing a

skilled workforce, a primary goal of our Saskatchewan Training

Strategy."

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For more information, contact:

Raman Visvanathan

Institutions Branch

Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-5739
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