Funding of $75,000 has been provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education Employment and Labour (AEEL) to deliver Industrial Mechanics Apprenticeship level training at Parkland College, Esterhazy campus.
“The provincial government is pleased to partner with Parkland College,” said Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris. “Our students are the future of our province and this new lab will help prepare students for the workforce and our growing economy.”
“This funding has been used for upgrades and renovations to our campus,” explained Parkland College President Fay Myers. “The new lab building will provide increased opportunities for students by housing the Industrial Mechanic Rural Apprenticeship program.” The renovation project has developed three lab areas as well as constructed a cold storage building for training aids. The campus has also been updated to reflect an adult learning environment and power was updated to accommodate the training labs.
The total cost of the program is $170,000 and has also received support from following industry partners: Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, PCS Rocanville, Noble Construction Corp., South East Construction, and Procon Mining & Tunnelling Ltd.