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Conestoga College to receive over $1-million in funding

Last Updated Apr 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm EST

Conestoga College

Conestoga College is about to get a boost from the Ontario government.

The college is one of 24 publicly-assisted Ontario Colleges to receive funding, as April 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s College System.

For the occasion, the province has announced $50-million in funding.

Of that, $48-million will go towards capital funding for new equipment and learning resources and $2-million towards the Northern Colleges Collaboration.

Conestoga College President John Tibbits says although an official announcement on the exact amount the college will receive will be made on Thursday, he has a ballpark figure.

“We will get a certain percentage of that based on our size. It won’t be more than $2-million, but it won’t be less than $1-million,” says Tibbits.

That funding will go towards access programming at the new Waterloo campus, among other things.

“Expanded student services for all students, but in particular more services to new Canadians, and also a significant expansion of our Information Technology program, that’s where a lot of the money will go,” Tibbits adds.