Government Increases Funding to Ease Enrolment Pressure
Released: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk today announced additional funding for Alberta post-secondary institutions, to be used specifically to ease enrolment pressures and expand opportunity for students. The news was shared this morning in a teleconference with the 20 recipient public institutions in the Province.
GPRC will receive 2.62% additional Campus Alberta funding, or $1,043,203, which will be utilized to provide programming that responds to learners and industry in our region.
“We promised that when circumstances allowed, reinvestments in post-secondary education would resume,” said Lukaszuk. “We are delivering on that promise. This funding, in addition to the $2 billion in base funding provided in Budget 2013, allows our post-secondary institutions to continue providing the next generation of Albertans with the education and training they need to keep our economy running at full speed.”
In August, Deputy Premier Lukaszuk invited institutions to submit documentation of their top enrolment pressures. At GPRC the immediate needs include Nursing, Animal Health, and Trades, plus several exciting new initiatives.
“GPRC is very pleased to be a recipient of this funding, and by the recognition from the Ministry and the Alberta Government of the province-wide demand for programming,” says Don Gnatiuk, GPRC President and CEO. “These funds will allow GPRC to extend its service to learners in our region. This is very welcome news.”