$7.1 million in funding introduced for post-secondary training in French in Saskatchewan

Three tasks associated to post-secondary training in French in Saskatchewan are receiving funding from the federal and Saskatchewan governments.


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French post-secondary training in Saskatchewan will get $7.1 million increase


French post-secondary training in Saskatchewan will get $7.1 million increase

The announcement included a complete of $7.1 million to go in the direction of the development, renovation and growth of post-secondary academic areas, together with rising the supply of applications that serve official-language minority communities within the province.

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“Our present and future college students will be capable of profit from a top quality French-language training by way of a wide range of applications, programs and providers, whereas finding out in trendy services that help their educational success,” Ginette Petitpas Taylor, minister of official languages, mentioned .

Over $3.5 million of the funds will go in the direction of stabilizing and consolidating francophone post-secondary applications on the College of Regina’s La Cité universitaire francophone in Gravelbourg.

The primary mission will consolidate francophone post-secondary applications at La Cité universitaire francophone and School Mathieu in Saskatchewan by rising the variety of applications and programs supplied.

Funding may also be used for the renovation of De Mazenod Corridor at School Mathieu, which can embody the restoration of lecture rooms, convention rooms and a library. The constructing may also endure extra upgrades, together with repairs to the drainage, air flow, heating and air con programs.

The federal government of Canada is contributing a complete of $1,060,000 to this mission.

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“It’s important that post-secondary establishments in Saskatchewan are capable of provide applicable studying environments and superior applications that meet the rising wants of French-language college students,” Gordon Wyant, minister of superior training for Saskatchewan, mentioned.

Within the ultimate mission, there can be modernization of lecture rooms, assembly rooms and group areas on the La Cité universitaire francophone.

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This infrastructure mission will modernize the areas and supply a top quality instructing setting to fulfill the rising demand of the Fransaskois group, in line with the press launch. The areas can be renovated with a view to internet hosting group cultural actions.

Tools to permit hybrid instructing, distance studying and simultaneous translation providers can be put in. The mission goals to enhance the coed inhabitants’s studying setting and create new alternatives for collaboration with the francophone group by way of bigger and extra trendy group areas.

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The federal government of Canada is offering $133,525 for this mission, alongside help from the federal government of Saskatchewan.

The three tasks are funded by way of the Canada–Saskatchewan Settlement for Minority-Language Training and Second-Language Instruction 2019–20 to 2022–23, which is made attainable largely by way of the brand new investments supplied in Funds 2021.

La Cité universitaire francophone constitutes the primary hub for French-language college programming, analysis and providers supplied on the College of Regina and throughout the province.

Collège Mathieu, established in 1918, is the one French-language technical {and professional} academic establishment in Saskatchewan. Collège Mathieu and the Le Lien heart are primarily devoted to offering post-secondary training on the school degree and to disseminating French-language cultural and academic sources.

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