New Training Spaces Opening In Province’s North

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 14:49



The province’s advanced education minister says a large chunk of the government funding for post-secondary training announced yesterday is for Aboriginal and northern residents.


The NDP government is setting aside $52.6 million to create an additional 2,584 training spaces across the province.


Pat Atkinson says Northlands College is getting $4.5 million to make available 692 new training seats in the areas of health, education and the trades.


Atkinson says those training spaces won’t just be opening up in La Ronge, but in other northern centres, as well.


Funding for additional training seats has also been allocated to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Dumont Technical Institute.


As well, Atkinson is promising several more “significant education and training annoucements” at an upcoming all-chiefs meeting in Regina.