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New Funding For College Teaching Equipment

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New Funding For College Teaching Equipment

The Government of Ontario is investing $10 million in Ontario's colleges this year for the purchase of new teaching equipment.

This is part of a $60 million, three-year funding plan announced in the 2008 Budget. Funding will be used by Ontario's 24 colleges to purchase a variety of equipment and materials, such as:

  • New computers for classroom use
  • New software for teaching purposes
  • New books or electronic materials for libraries
  • Specialized equipment or machinery for use in labs and classrooms
  • Tools for use in shops, such as plumbing or electrical
  • New materials to support additional classroom space or new programs
  • New equipment to help accommodate students with disabilities.

Funding will be allocated to colleges based on enrolment.

The 2008 Budget announced $1.5 billion in new postsecondary investments in Ontario over three years. Investments include:

  • $560 million to expand and improve training and apprenticeship programs across the province
  • $465 million to provide more support for students, including the new textbook grant. Every full-time college and university student will now benefit from a new Textbook and Technology Grant, with grants of $150 per student this fall, $225 in the fall of 2009 and $300 in subsequent years
  • $970 million invested in Ontario's colleges and universities to expand and improve facilities and equipment.

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