The federal and provincial
governments will spend over $70,000 to investigate the need
for post-secondary education in Central Newfoundland.
The study will include an assessment of the educational, social,
cultural and developmental needs of the region. It will also
include a needs assessment of current and future demand and
the capacity for courses, and develop a series of strategies
and actions designed to meet the needs identified.
The Central Newfoundland University Committee (CNUC) will
conduct the study. The research project should be completed
within the next several months.
Of the total financial commitment of $73,860, the Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is providing $52,500 through
its Business Development Program. The remainder of the funding,
$21,360, is being provided under the Canada-Newfoundland and
Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA), a partnership
between Human Resources Development Canada and the provincial
Department of Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education.