“Our Government is committed to creating jobs by providing youth with the tools and the training they need to succeed in tomorrow’s economy,” said the Prime Minister. “The new facilities being opened today will help address the growing national demand for nurses and provide trained professionals to help drive Canada’s burgeoning clean energy industry.”
The Energy House is a highly energy efficient facility that combines classrooms and research/work areas. It will allow an additional 199 students to prepare for careers in the area of energy management. The newly renovated Health Sciences Building features modernized classrooms and laboratories that will accommodate an additional 141 health studies students.
Support for both projects was provided through Industry Canada’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a $2 billion initiative to improve research and training facilities at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Since its introduction in 2009, as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Program has helped fund more than 500 projects throughout the country.