Parkland College is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new members to its Board of Governors. Advanced Education, Employment & Labour Minister Honourable Rob Norris appointed Bob Maloney and Lydia Cyr as representatives to the Parkland College Board of Governors.
Bob Maloney represents Parkland College Board of Governors from the Community of Yorkton where he has been working as the Station Manager for CTV –Yorkton for the past 33 years. Lydia Cyr is now retired in Fort Qu’Appelle after working 35 years as Chartered Insurance Professional.
“We welcome Bob and Lydia to Parkland College and we look forward to them sharing their insights and unique perspectives as the College moves forward with its strategic focus”, said Parkland College President Fay Myers. “Both members believe in the importance of life long learning opportunities and will be valuable additions to the board with their wealth of knowledge and experience.”
The Parkland College Board of Governors plays a key role in ensuring that Parkland College moves forward in the development of education across the region. Bob and Lydia join the board with current members Del Killick, Sally Bishop, John Oussoren, Raymond Sass, and Doris Stelmackowich.
Plans to expand the delivery of advanced skills training are now in the works after the Parkland College Board of Governors set the direction by approving the business plan for a proposed new Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton. According to Dr. Fay Myers, Parkland College President “The proposed facility will enable Parkland College to meet future training demands of individuals, communities, and industry and facilitate the development of a skilled workforce in rural Saskatchewan.”
“In order to deliver the training required by new and existing industries, Parkland College requires the development of a new campus designed specifically to expand delivery of advanced skills training in the areas of trades and technology,” explained Myers. The Trades and Technology Centre will represent an expansion of Parkland College’s role in economic and community development in rural Saskatchewan.
City of Yorkton Mayor James Wilson remarked on the benefits the proposed Trades and Technology Centre will have on the community. “The enhancement of Parkland College creates a pathway of opportunities for our youth and the labour force and is a developmental resource to the region. With Yorkton as the centre of activity we are encouraged and are fully supportive as a community partner of Parkland College.”