Parkland College happy with provincial budget

Parkland College is pleased with the contents of the 2014-2015 Saskatchewan Budget, delivered Wednesday by Finance Minister Ken Krawetz.

Krawetz announced that Parkland College will receive $4.5 million this year to begin construction of the Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton. That’s part of the $10 million Premier Brad Wall promised at a news conference at the College’s main campus in October 2013.

“We thank the Government of Saskatchewan for its continued support and encouragement,” Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers said. “We are eager to begin construction on this incredible project as soon as the weather allows.”

A sod-turning celebration is being planned, but a date has not yet been set.

Elsewhere in the budget, the College received increases for Adult Education programming. The funding will allow the College to deliver additional Adult Basic Education programs and expand on-line delivery of Grade 12 courses.

Myers is also happy to see more help for students in the budget. The province is increasing tax credits for the Graduate Retention Program by $18 million, or 28 per cent. Students can also access some of the $7 million provided for the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship and $5 million for other scholarships, including the Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship fund.

“All this is good news for students and communities in the Parkland Region,” Myers added.

About Us:
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Communications Officer
Parkland College
Office: 306.728.6595

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