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SAIT Polytechnic’s blended learning program for apprentices is moving out of pilot stage into regular programming as the province looks at ways to address the looming worker shortage. Alberta’s new Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education, the Honourable Stephen Khan, made the announcement at SAIT...
Albertans are invited to share their ideas about how social policy can achieve better outcomes for Alberta’s children, families, individuals and communities. The Speak. Share. Thrive. public engagement provides Albertans opportunities at www.socialpolicy.alberta.ca and at community-led discussions to help create a social policy...
June 6, 2012 – The Lethbridge College Board of Governors has appointed Peter Leclaire as Interim President and CEO, effective July 1, 2012. Leclaire is currently the vice-president academic and chief learning officer at Lethbridge College. His appointment will ensure smooth transitions and the continued...
June 5, 2012
ARDN Launches Student Internship Website
The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) has launched The Community Engaged Rural Learning Initiative (CERLI) website which will help bring Alberta’s post-secondary students to rural communities. The site will be a virtual meeting place where students can research rural communities, search for work...
Edmonton, AB – The Rural Alberta Development Fund Board of Directors approved $950,000 in funding towards a regional food processing and food sciences training facility in northeast Alberta. The Food Processing/Food Sciences Training Facility project, led by Portage College St. Paul Campus, will provide an...
Caregivers, educators, professionals and others affected by the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can now connect online to share information, resources and support, thanks to a new FASD Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) spearheaded by Lethbridge College. “We’re building partnerships and connections....
The Government of Canada announced the support of 35 community colleges that will partner with businesses to conduct research projects in the areas of information and communications technologies, environmental technologies, natural resources and energy. The Honorable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology...
May 2, 2012
Rural Alberta Demography 2011
Rural Alberta Demography 2011 - (original link) A summary of Alberta population change between 2006 and 2011 was recently posted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s website. Key observations include: Rural grew by 4.1 per cent ...
April 18, 2012
Feds to End Regional Ag Councils’ Funding Role
Regional agriculture adaptation councils across Canada have been told their services won’t be required by the federal government come 2014. Several of 14 provincial and regional councils -- bodies now tasked with approving and distributing funding from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program...
April 13, 2012
U of L to Offer More Medical Training
Original Article from the Lethbridge Herald; written by Dave Mabell. The University of Lethbridge will soon be training family physicians. Premier Alison Redford made that announcement during an election campaign stop in Lethbridge. A southern Alberta rural practice "clerkship" program already in...
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Provincial MS Strategy Applauded
A provincial multiple sclerosis (MS) patient strategy, the first of its kind in Canada, is expected to be of great benefit to central Albertans. In the...
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How Has The Suspension of STEP Affected Your Community?
In Budget 2013, the province suspended STEP (summer temporary employment program) as part of its fiscal restraint measures. According to the...
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A New Publication Will Help Albertans Gain Basic Knowledge About First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People in Alberta.
“This publication offers a starting point for Albertans to learn about the...
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Athabasca Working Towards Establishing an ODC
Ten community leaders in Athabasca are working towards establishing an opportunity development co-op (ODC) in the northern Alberta town of about 3,000. The project is...
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BVC Unveils The Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Aboriginal Centre
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut [ah IN chut] Atleo [hat-lee-oh]; Bow Valley College President and CEO, Sharon Carry;...
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