More Higher Education in Northeastern Alberta

Posted On Wednesday May 11, 2022

A key part of the recently announced Alberta at Work initiative, the targeted enrolment expansion program invests in new seats in high-demand programs. This investment helps the post-secondary system support Alberta’s labour market now and in the future, and gives students more opportunities to gain the skills and training they need to enter the workforce.

“I want to thank the post-secondary institutions for working with our government to make Alberta at Work a success. Health-care professionals are essential workers, especially in rural parts of our province. Through this investment, we are supporting over 400 new and enthusiastic students as they pursue fulfilling careers in health care, animal health and more, to the benefit of their communities.”

Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education

In northeastern Alberta, the targeted enrolment expansion program will invest in seven programs, supporting more than 400 new seats over three years at three post-secondary institutions:

  • Keyano College: $1.3 million
  • Lakeland College: $990,000
  • Portage College: $1.7 million

The programs include health care aide training, practical nursing and animal health technology.

Read the full article on the Alberta Government website