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$11.3 million in funding to allow Northwestern Polytechnic to add more learning spaces

A $11.3 million influx of funding will help Northwestern Polytechnic add new seats to a trio of engineering programs designed to boost enrollment over the next few years. The school will see additional seats spring up in programs like Power Engineering and Instrumentation Lab and Engineering Technology.

NWP Provost and Vice-President, Academic Dr.Vanessa Sheane says they are committed to providing education that aligns with student and employer demand.

“This funding over the course of the next two years will enable us to expand our programming, enhance our training facilities, and better serve our communities.”

With the funding, the polytechnic will be allowed to move forward with plans to develop space at the Grande Prairie campus for potential technical training students. Grande Prairie MLA Tracy Allard says adding more programs to NWP will increase students’ chances to stay close to home when they graduate.

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“One thing I have learned is that when you train in an area, you are much more likely to stay there. So to have training for kids from Grande Prairie available within the Grande Prairie region is huge.”

Earlier this month, NWP added two new healthcare programs.

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