NORTHLANDS COLLEGE ACQUIRES SPACE FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

NORTHLANDS COLLEGE ACQUIRES SPACE FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

Released on October 31, 2014

The Government of Saskatchewan has transferred two buildings in Air Ronge to Northlands College for the expansion of the college’s training programs.
“We are pleased to announce the transfer of this property to Northlands College,” Central Services Minister Jennifer Campeau said.  “This is a great example of collaborating as partners to expand training programs and increase the number of skilled workers in the province.”
One of the buildings was being used by Central Services for storage, and the other building on the property was being leased by Northlands College for use as a lab and a classroom.
“These buildings will allow Northlands to expand their programs as they continue to play a key role in educating a skilled workforce in the north,” Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “Northlands is helping all our northern students have opportunities to live and learn at home, and ensuring First Nations and Métis students are part of our growing economy.”
Northlands College acquired the building for the expansion of its training programs and campus facilities.  The building is being used to expand trades and technical programming, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry and power-line training.  Northlands College now owns and is responsible for both buildings and the surrounding property.
“We are extremely appreciative of the Ministry of Central Services for the transfer of these buildings and properties,” Northlands College President and CEO Toby Greschner said.  “These buildings are already filled with students taking trades and mining related programs.  This is a good example of how we are all working together to utilize what we have to meet the training needs of the growing Saskatchewan economy.”
Northlands College provides education, training programs and services that meet the development and employment needs of northerners.  The college offers programs that prepare northerners to participate in the labour market and that help industry meet its labour needs.
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For more information, contact:
Alyssa Pittet Central Services Regina Phone: 306-787-4460 Email: alyssa.pittet@gov.sk.ca
Aimee Pascua Advanced Education Regina Phone: 306-798-3170 Email: aimee.pascua@gov.sk.ca

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