Red Deer College is on board with the province’s Building Skills for Job Strategy program.
“RDC is supportive of the future vision identified in the government’s Alberta 2030 vision, and we look forward to future collaboration with the ministry,” says Peter Nunoda, the college’s president.
Nunoda noted RDC has recently expanded programming with the newly announced Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree. “As we look ahead, we’re excited to enhance our opportunities and continue growing our partnerships to support students in their future careers,” he added.
Other Alberta’s colleges have also affirmed their readiness to respond to the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy by continuing to provide adaptable, relevant, hands-on training that prepares students to support Alberta’s employers and economy.
The strategy, released by the Ministry of Advanced Education on Thursday, supports the work already being done by the province’s 11 Comprehensive Community Colleges.
Hands-on training is a staple of education at Alberta colleges, which work with industry advisory councils to ensure students are learning the skills they need. These are reinforced by practicums and placements, as well as experience with industry technologies.
Alberta’s colleges also help solve industry challenges through applied research and innovative partnerships.
“Alberta’s colleges play a critical role in the prosperity of our province,” says Stuart Cullum, Olds College’s president. “Through industry-focused education, training and applied research, we are delivering the skilled workforce and innovative advancements that Alberta’s economy needs.”