Strengthening Post-Secondary Education

Minister Announces Approximately $4.3 Million in Funding for Corner Brook campus


11/8/2016 2:03:14 PM


The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (second from left) joined Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains at College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook today to announce more than $4.3 million for the college’s Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems and campus upgrades. Joining them in the announcement were Robin Walters, CNA’s Vice President of Industry & Community Engagement (left) and Chad Simms (right), Corner Brook Campus Administrator.



CNA’s Vice President of Industry & Community Engagement, Robin Walters (left) outlines the benefits associated with the $4.3 million announcement in the Corner Brook campus’ Power Engineering workshop to Minister Byrne.

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour joined Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains at College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook today to announce more than $4.3 million for the college’s Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems and campus upgrades.
 
“As minister responsible for this incredible institution, I believe the College of the North Atlantic is a strategic asset and an engine for the economic, social and intellectual growth of our entire province. Our government has invested in the college’s future and the future of our workforce and today’s announcement gives testament to that commitment. The Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems will provide best-in-class training opportunities in several apprenticeship trades and will be a catalyst for further industry collaboration and innovative initiatives.”
- The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
 
Through this joint federal-provincial investment, more than $2.1 million comes from the Federal Government as part of the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, with the remaining funds matched by the Provincial Government.
 
“This investment in CNA’s Corner Brook campus will help provide training and skills for those in our communities to secure good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come. Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation.”
- Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains
 
The funding will support the Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems, encompassing a suite of activities in education and training. Current programming related to energy and thermal systems will be enhanced and new programming will be introduced in engineering technology, the industrial trades and advanced studies.
 
“With the help of the Strategic Investment Fund and Provincial Government funding, College of the North Atlantic will be able to enhance facilities directly related to the activities of the centre, as well as provide students with essential campus upgrades, improving the campus’ ability to provide quality education and training.”
- Bob Gardiner, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, College of the North Atlantic
 
The Federal Government's $2 billion Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund is improving research and innovation infrastructure at universities and colleges across the country, including Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic, with investments totaling more than $85 million. For more information, visit www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/051.nsf/eng/home.
 
QUICK FACTS
  • College of the North Atlantic Corner Brook Campus, will receive approximately $4.3 million for its Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems and campus upgrades.
  • $2.1 million for the project is being provided through the Federal Government’s Post-Secondary Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) with the remaining funds matched by the Provincial Government.
  • Investments through the SIF will provide up to $2 billion to accelerate infrastructure projects at universities and colleges across Canada, including Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic.
 
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Media contacts:
Lauren Wiseman
Director of Communications
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-2605, 691-7668
laurenwiseman@gov.nl.ca

Roger Hulan
Communications Specialist
College of the North Atlantic
709-643-7938
roger.hulan@cna.nl.ca





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