Ontario Investing $22 Million to Support New Education Centre at Durham College
– Oshawa, ON
Ontario is investing $22 million to support a new Centre for Collaborative Education at Oshawa’s Durham College that will improve student access to innovative programs and replace the college’s historic Simcoe Building.
The province’s investment will help Durham College construct a facility that will increase the number of practical programs, hands-on learning opportunities and real-world lab experiences it offers to students.
The centre will feature:
•A business incubator to connect young entrepreneurs with the expertise of local experts and the resources they need to develop their ideas and launch start-ups.
•Modern classrooms and labs for Durham’s health programs, including new courses of study in behavioural science and pharmacy.
•Space for the Global Class initiative, which offers interactive online lectures that connect students in real time with world-class thinkers and student peers from around the world.
Helping renew the Durham College campus is part of 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 roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Improving postsecondary infrastructure is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
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