New Multi-Use Trades Complex Coming To Collège Boréal
McGuinty Government Invests in Student Training In The North
Collège Boréal's Sudbury campus will soon be home to a new multi-purpose trades training centre, positioning more graduates for rewarding careers in the future.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the college is constructing an 80,741-square foot centre to improve training in trades and technology, health sciences and apprenticeships. The new centre will increase enrolment by 500 students over the next five years and create 25 new jobs.
This project is part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- The NOHFC is providing $3.5 million to this project through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- In 2005, the NOHFC contributed $500,000 for the construction of Boréal's trades training complex, which houses a number of programs including the Welder Fabricator and Heavy Equipment Mechanic courses.
- The new centre will connect the current trades training complex to the college's main building.
“By investing in this project, we are helping Collège Boréal train young northerners close to home in trades that are facing workforce shortages across Northern Ontario.”
“This investment demonstrates our government's firm commitment to help our people acquire the skills they need to compete in today's economy and to ensure the North's future prosperity.”