New Building Helping Humber College Expand
McGuinty Government Building A Highly Educated And Skilled Workforce, Creating Jobs
Ontario is helping Humber College build new learning facilities to create space for 2,200 more students at their North Campus.
The province has the highest postsecondary attainment rate among all 34 OECD countries - 64 per cent of Ontarians with a postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship.
These new facilities will help provide more students with study spaces, a library and research collections. It will also house a new one-stop centre for student services such as financial aid, counselling and the registrar's office.
Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities is an important element of Putting Students First, the McGuinty government's plan to build a highly skilled and educated workforce, giving Ontario the competitive edge in securing a strong economy for the future.
- This project will create more than 900 construction jobs.
- Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
- The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario's colleges and universities by 2015-16.
“Our government's investment in Humber College adds to the province's future prosperity. Every community, every region must have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and well-being of Ontario.”
Dr. Shafiq Qaadri
“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government's investment in the centralized learning and student services centre provides new facilities that will help Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”
“Provincial government support means Humber North Campus will have a clear hub for student activity, customer service, transportation and enhanced links with the University of Guelph-Humber. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education as they prepare for their careers.”