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.”