Niagara’s post-secondary establishments have entry to top-of-the-line know-how and studying instruments due to an funding from the provincial authorities totalling virtually $1 million.
Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff made the announcement Friday (March 31) at Niagara Faculty’s Welland Campus.
“By investing within the renewal and modernization of post-secondary infrastructure, our authorities is supporting the expansion of the regional financial system proper right here in Niagara and making certain native college students get the information and abilities they should get good-paying jobs,” Oosterhoff stated.
Niagara Faculty acquired $825,000 from the provincial Faculty Gear and Renewal Fund, and the school additionally made a $829,560 contribution.
That cash has been used to buy industry-standard programmable logic controllers (PLC) that are computer systems used for industrial automation, course of automation and mechatronics workstations, and mixed-reality headsets.
Brock College acquired $174,800 from the province’s Coaching Gear and Renewal Fund. Along with the federal government funding, the college made a $262,262 contribution to make enhancements to the Nursing Medical Simulation Lab and buy lifelike affected person simulators used to signify real-world nursing situations.
Sean Kennedy, president of Niagara Faculty, and Dr. Lesley Rigg, president and vice-chancellor of Brock College expressed their gratitude for the provincial funding made in each colleges. The funding will assist put together graduates for profitable, in-demand careers in know-how.
“Their funding will assist to make a major influence on pupil studying at Niagara Faculty as we proceed to coach expert tech professionals for the careers of the longer term,” Kennedy stated.
“This funding will assist Brock additional improve the training expertise for future nurses and health-care practitioners, who will apply their information and abilities in hospitals, long-term care services and different health-care settings round Niagara and throughout the province,” Rigg stated.
As a part of the 2022 provincial price range, the Ontario authorities has dedicated to a $597 million funding over the following three years to assist faculties and universities handle vital infrastructure renewal wants.
As a part of this funding, matching contributions from establishments is required.
Welland Mayor Frank Campion, who attended the occasion, expressed his gratitude to the provincial authorities for investing in Niagara’s college students.
“College students at Brock College and Niagara Faculty will profit enormously from these investments which in flip will help them as they launch their chosen careers,” he stated.