Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador invest to renew infrastructure at College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook
$4.3 investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation
"This investment in CNA’s Corner Brook campus will help provide training and skills for those in our communities to secure good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come. Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation."Gudie HutchingsMember / Députée, Long Range Mountains
Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $4.3 investment in the College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook Campus.
This joint federal-provincial investment was announced today by Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Corner Brook.
The Government of Canada’s Innovation 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 is a prime example of that vision in action.
The funding will support the first phase in the revitalization of CNA’s Corner Brook campus. It will provide for initial repurposing and enhancement of facilities directly related to the activities of the Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems (CETS) as well as address essential upgrades to the campus, which are impacting the campus’ ability to provide quality education and training.
Of the $4.3 million investment, $2.17 will come from the federal government and $2.17 from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The funding from the Government of Canada is being allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, which will enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and improve the environmental sustainability of these facilities.
As a result of these investments, students, professors and researchers will work in state-of-the-art facilities that advance the country’s best research. They will collaborate in specially designed spaces that support lifelong learning and skills training. They will work in close proximity with partners to turn discoveries into products or services. In the process, they will train for—and invent—the high-value jobs of the future. And their discoveries will plant the seeds for the next generation of innovators.
That is how the Strategic Investment Fund will jump-start a virtuous circle of innovation, creating the right conditions for long-term growth that will yield benefits for generations to come.
The Centre for Energy and Thermal Systems will encompass a suite of activities including the enhancement of current programming related to energy and thermal systems and the introduction of new programming in engineering technology and in the industrial trades. Further, it is anticipated that the Centre will support the preparation of highly qualified personnel through advanced studies.
“This investment in CAN’s Corner Brook campus will help provide training and skills for those in our communities to secure good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come. Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation,” said Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for the Long Range Mountains
Federal Minister of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, said, “This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive.”
“Encouraging scientific awareness in [province/territory or region] and across Canada depends on supporting our world-class scientists and researchers. Through investments such as those under the Strategic Investment Fund, we are continuing to lay the groundwork for making Canada a global leader in scientific excellence,” said Federal Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan.
- The Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda is designed to ensure Canada is globally competitive in promoting research, translating ideas into new products and services, accelerating business growth and propelling entrepreneurs from the start-up phase to international success.
- The targeted, short-term investments under the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund will promote economic activity across Canada and help Canada’s universities and colleges develop highly skilled workers, act as engines of discovery, and collaborate on innovations that help Canadian companies compete and grow internationally.
- The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund supports the Government of Canada’s climate change objectives by encouraging sustainable and green infrastructure projects.
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