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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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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

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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