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Confederation College Builds New Training Facility

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Confederation College Builds New Training Facility

McGuinty Government Helps Prepare More Than 400 Students For Health Care Jobs

A new education and training facility at Confederation College will prepare more than 400 students for careers in health care and community services, and create 12 new jobs at the college in Thunder Bay.

With support from the province, the college will be home to the new Regional Education Alliance for Community Health (REACH) programs which will train students for jobs in health care, community and protective services, research labs, as well as elder and child care services. It will also help recruit Aboriginal people, displaced workers and youth into these important fields.

Making infrastructure improvement in Northern Ontario communities is a key component of the plan laid out in Ontario's 2011 Budget - Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is providing $1 million to this project under the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
  • The 45,500-square foot REACH centre addition to the Shuniah building will be a state-of-the-art facility that will include the latest technology and training equipment.

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“By investing in this project, we are helping Confederation College train young northerners close to home in important social service fields. I commend the college for building this new innovative REACH centre in Thunder Bay.”

Bill Mauro

MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“I am very pleased that we could support the construction of the REACH building, which will provide a modern setting to train more than 400 students for exciting new careers in health care and community services across Northwestern Ontario.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

“This facility represents the best in health and community services education. We are extremely excited to see our students learning in this new environment and to see the positive impact it will make on the communities we serve.”

Pat Lang

President of Confederation College

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