$5 million for RDC by Alberta government to help infrastructure, heating, ventilation

Over the past month, Alberta’s government rolled out funding for 12 projects at 10 post-secondary institutions including Red Deer College.

The projects range from large-scale redevelopment and expansion of existing buildings, to upgrading mechanical and electrical systems and replacing cooling and heating infrastructure.

The funding for RDC will go towards upgrading and replacing a variety of electrical and mechanical infrastructure, including heating, ventilation and cooling, as well as water and sewage systems. This work will help avoid more costly and disruptive repairs in the future, thereby reducing the college’s insurance costs and ensuring staff and students can continue to benefit from the many amenities on campus, the Alberta government states.

“We appreciate this valuable investment from the Government of Alberta to allow RDC to enhance our facilities,” said Peter Nunoda, Red Deer College president.

“Everything we do is in support of our students and community, and with this investment, we can continue to enhance optimal learning environments on our vibrant campuses. We are also excited to provide important employment opportunities in our region through the construction projects that will result from this grant funding, helping Alberta’s economic recovery during this challenging time.”

The government also has other Alberta college on the list including $15.6 million for Olds College to expand and revitalize the Animal Health Education Centre and address anticipated program growth.

Another $6.2 million also for Olds College to re-develop and expand the James Murray Building and help create the new ag tech learning hub, which promises to be a world-leader in integrated agricultural, technological and data sciences learning experiences.

Other funded projects are at University of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat College, University of Alberta and NAIT.



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