Great news for the Nelson and Selkirk College! Better news for Kootenay students looking to pursue higher education in the trades and technical training!
Supporting the growing trend of expanding trades and technical training
As a result of a federal and provincial investment of $16.18 million in addition to contributions from Selkirk College and donation from industry sources with an interest in seeing expanding local trades and technical training, the College in Nelson will soon be better equipped for preparing students for more specialized, better paying middle-class jobs.
The joint federal-provincial investment was announced Tuesday by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education for the Province of British Columbia.
“Through the Strategic Investment Fund the Government of Canada is helping to enhance the country’s post-secondary infrastructure, including at our technical institutes and colleges,” said Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
“This investment in the Silver King Campus renewal project at Selkirk College will help to create improved learning space for students of the trades and related technical training. This will mean continued success for students, and will ensure Selkirk College is best equipped for the future.”
Investing in Trades & Technical Training aligned with Canada’s Innovation Agenda
With the goal of positioning Canada as a global centre for innovation – driving growth across industry, creating jobs and, ultimately, enhancing and improving the lives of all Canadians, this investment is in line with Canada’s Innovation Agenda.
“Behind a thriving regional and national economy is an innovative and well-prepared workforce,” said Angus Graeme, president, Selkirk College.
“Investing in state-of-the-art trades and technology infrastructure as the Federal and Provincial governments are doing today with the support of our industry and Columbia Basin Trust partners, really moves the dial for Selkirk College to meet our commitment to providing transformative learning for students.”
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