$9.9-million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation PETERBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today's $9.9-million investment in Fleming College will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. The funding was announced today by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by the Honourable Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Canada'sInnovation Agenda aims to make this country a global centre for innovation—one that creates jobs, drives growth across all industries and improves the lives of all Canadians. This investment exemplifies that vision in action. Fleming College will receive a total federal-provincial investment of $9.9 million for two projects, one at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and one at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The project at the Sutherland Campus will update the nursing, biotechnology, physiotherapy and paramedic training facilities. Funding for this project includes:
$6.2 million from the Government of Canada; and
$1.4 million from the Province of Ontario.
Fleming College will provide an additional $4.9 million for the project at the Sutherland Campus, for a total investment of $12.5 million from all parties. At the Frost Campus, the college will receive an investment of $2.3 million from the Government of Canada to modernize the existing earth resources science and environmental science facilities and to create a new geocentre. This new centre will provide a state-of-the-art learning space for programs such as earth resources, environmental technologies, aquaculture, and advanced water systems operation and management. Fleming College will provide an additional $2.3 million for the project, for a total project value of $4.6 million. Both projects will improve environmental sustainability at Fleming College.