News Release

REF NO.: 218

SUBJECT: Memorial University to announce new certificate program in regional policy and development

DATE: June 8, 2010

When: Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Conference Room, Celtic Rendezvous Cottages, Bauline East
About the new program:
This Thursday, Memorial University will announce the certificate in regional policy and development, the first program of its kind in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Created and proposed in partnership with the Harris Centre and the Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Economic Development Association (NLREDA), the program’s first students will begin classes in September 2010.
Aimed at those working, or interested in working, in regional development and policy, the program will be a strong professional development opportunity for a wide range of individuals, from those employed with regional economic development boards and municipalities, to those with not-for-profit agencies, social enterprises or in government.
While the immediate aim of the program is to offer students a relevant and practical grounding in regional policy and development issues, the program is expected to have a significant positive effect on a provincial level, by increasing the number of individuals with training in regional policy and development in Newfoundland and Labrador, and creating a greater pool of skilled candidates to tackle regional policy and development issues in the future.
            For more information on the certificate, please visit the website.
            All media are invited to attend the announcement.

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