Loyalist gets $1.4 million for significant improvements
Loyalist College is getting a helping hand in helping give students the job skills they will need for the future.
Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi announced at the college Thursday the provincial government will give $1.4-million funding to invest in new technology, equipment and learning spaces.
He said Loyalist students will have access to state-of-the-art materials, including specialized software for teaching, new lab and shop equipment and technology to modernize classrooms and labs.
Loyalist President Anne Marie Vaughan said $950,000 dollars will be designated to the Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction Laboratory, with the funding to be used to purchase equipment to expand the facility.
“This is going to mean an awful lot to Loyalist College,” Vaughan said. “We are going to use it to improve student learning particularly in our health sciences and justice, but also in the applied research area.
“This is critical to putting Loyalist on the map.”
Another $450,000 will be put toward an expansion of facilities and equipment on the college's third floor, to improve the quality of healthcare training.
That will include purchasing simulation equipment, classroom spaces and the high-end labs, as well as expanding wireless capacity on the wing, Vaughan explained.
“This funding is critical to ensure our students are using the most current equipment, that they are learning in the most relevant spaces and that makes them even better equipped for employment after graduation,” Vaughan said.
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