The Government of Alberta is investing $6.9 million for facility upgrades at Keyano College.
The funds will be going towards replacing and upgrading the HVAC equipment on campus, to ensure that students receive the skills and training they need while learning in a comfortable, safe and modern environment.
“Investing in local communities encourages students to stay close to home while they develop the skills, knowledge and competencies they need for the most in-demand jobs,” says Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Advanced Education.
“It also benefits the local economy, as students graduate and use their talents to continue building strong and prosperous communities.”
In recent months the Government of Alberta has made a number of commitments to help address labour shortages in the province, including the creation of new apprenticeship spaces in the skilled trades.
The province notes that with more people moving to Alberta, investing in capital maintenance and renewal is an important step to assist their transition.
“The Government of Alberta’s investment in Keyano College has had and will continue to have a profound impact on our institution and the students we serve,” says Jay Notay, CEO of Keyano College.
“We deeply appreciate the support, as it has enabled us to expand educational opportunities, enhance facilities, and ultimately, transform lives in the Wood Buffalo Region.”
Keyano College has been serving Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo since 1966.