News Release - May 27, 1999
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
"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
For more information, contact:
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Phone: (306) 787-5739