Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan

April 21, 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s investment of $1.97 million in the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

The funding was announced by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic will receive $261,250 in federal funding for the construction of a wet lab at its educational facility at Candle Lake. This will enhance applied research and learning capacity in the engineering, environmental sciences and natural resources programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, while also helping to advance alternative energy research in the north. The new wet lab will provide learners with industry-relevant research and training opportunities and will pay homage to the important cultural influence of neighbouring First Nations communities.

Visit the Government of Canada news site for more information.