Ontario Supporting Modern Learning Facilities for Peterborough Students
Province Investing in Energy Efficient Upgrades at Fleming College
Ontario is investing in energy efficient upgrades and the modernization of Fleming College's health sciences facilities, which will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Today, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal joined local MPs Maryam Monsef and Kim Rudd to make the announcement.
The investment from the province and the federal government will allow Fleming College to make energy efficient upgrades, such as new LED lighting, and room lighting with occupancy sensors. The projects will have a significant impact on economic activity in the Peterborough region, with a total of 250 jobs created during the construction phase.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history -- about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit. Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life. To learn more about infrastructure projects 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 these projects is approximately $17 million, and includes $8.5 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $1.4 million from Ontario, and $7.2 million from Fleming College.
- Postsecondary institutions foster science and research excellence that supports a thriving, clean economy and train the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow.
- 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 support this important project, which will give Sir Sandford Fleming College students access to renewed and upgraded facilities and support the local economy through the creation of jobs.”
“Fleming College is an important institution in the Peterborough area. This investment is exciting news for the college and for our region. It will enable the college to modernize these two campuses so that students are able to thrive, learn and grow in state-of-the-art facilities. Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are providing Canada’s students with the education and training they need to join a strong, healthy middle class.”
The Honourable Maryam Monsef
“We celebrate today’s funding announcements for Sir Sandford Fleming College as it builds upon its dynamic program expansions. Our government is about creating jobs and creating opportunities that establish outstanding educational opportunities for generations to come.”
“We are pleased to welcome this funding announcement from our federal and provincial governments. Following the recent opening of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, we are excited to embark on two more projects to further improve and enhance our specialized learning spaces on our campuses in Peterborough and Lindsay.”