Alberta government invests in NorQuest College's expansion
NorQuest College will receive $61 million from the Alberta government for its expansion and retrofit project, which will include a larger library, learning centre for aboriginal students, and almost 50 updated classrooms and labs.
The investment this year includes $45 million in previously allocated funds, along with $16 million in restored funding from cuts made by the previous government, to support the college’s growing student population. It is expected to reach 20,000 by 2025.
The money will go toward the completion of the new Singhmar Centre for Learning and renovations to the South Learning Centre in downtown Edmonton. The new facilities will help centralize students and staff currently using several buildings, the government said in a news release.