Keyano College receives funding from government

The Government of Alberta is providing $193 million to create almost 8,000 new seats in high-demand post-secondary programs.

Programs receiving funding in 2023 are chosen based on learner demand and workforce needs, among other criteria.

Priority sectors being funded are business, technology, and health care.

“Keyano College is thrilled that the healthcare needs of our region have been acknowledged with this investment,” said Jay Notay, President and CEO of Keyano College.

Keyano College is receiving a total of $1,173,665 to open 93 seats in two programs.

Bachelor of Science Nursing is receiving $738,050 to open 48 new seats in the program.

Primary Care Paramedic is receiving $435,615 to open 45 new seats in the program.

“This funding will specifically target local, domestic students,” said Arlene Starkes, Dean of the School of Health & Human Services at Keyano College.

“The goal is to increase programming to those in rural, remote communities via alternate delivery options.”

More than 3,400 of the new seats being funded across the province are in health care training.

More from 100.5 Cruz FM