Ontario Investing in Innovative Learning Facilities for Timmins Students
Province Equipping Students with Hands-on Learning Opportunities
Ontario is investing in a new Integrated Emergency Services Complex at Northern College that will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow, through increased student placement and hands-on learning opportunities.
The investment from the province and the federal government will help Northern College improve collaboration between emergency services responders (ESR) and the community, and provide ESR students with an interactive learning environment. As well, the new complex is designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental standards, supporting the college's sustainability goals. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- The overall cost to complete this project is approximately $11.7 million, and includes $5.5 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $5.5 million from Ontario, and $700,000 from Northern College.
- Ontario has invested $735 million in capital funding for colleges and universities since 2013-14.
- Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts the gross domestic product by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
“Our government is proud to invest in Northern College so that students can learn in a modern and sustainable environment. We know that providing access to high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth for today and tomorrow, and this investment will help us to do it.”
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects that modernize post-secondary educational facilities and in doing so, empower institutions like Northern College to provide increased placement learning and enhances hands-on learning opportunities from Emergency Services responders. This investment is key to ensuring that residents can count on some of the best trained and most professional Emergency Responders in the country to answer their call when in need.”