News Release - May 27, 1999
REGIONAL COLLEGES GET FUNDING FOR FACILITIES
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag
today announced funding of $10,000 for Parkland Regional College to
study options for a new facility in Yorkton.
"The existing facility in Yorkton is quite old and in need of
significant repair" Sonntag said. "We are exploring options to
replace it, including a proposal to participate in a joint-use
facility with the Yorkton Public and Separate School Divisions.
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