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Georgian College Receives Funding (Posted On: Thursday, April 08, 2010)

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The Federal Government announced that Georgian College  will receive an investment of $4million for a new Collingwood Campus through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

“I have worked long and hard to achieve this $4million funding announcement for a new Collingwood Georgian College Campus, a campus that will bring immense benefits to my constituents” said MP Guergis. “I thank Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College for the incredible learning experiences Georgian College provides and will continue to provide.”

“We are very appreciative of this financial contribution from the federal government. I would especially like to thank Helena Guergis, MP, Simcoe-Grey and Minister of State, Status of Women, Christopher J. Carrier, Mayor, Town of Collingwood, Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, and MPs throughout the Georgian Bay region for being such strong supporters of Georgian College. All of their work has been critical in ensuring that our new Collingwood Campus becomes a reality,” said Brian Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College.  “This investment in a new, permanent home for Georgian College serving Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Meaford and Town of the Blue Mountains, will go far in helping to address short and long-term economic needs of the entire area. A new consolidated campus will allow Georgian to continue to expand its enrolment by as much as 20 per cent annually. We look forward to announcing the location of Georgian College’s new Collingwood Campus later this month.”

“This funding announcement is the most exciting announcement of this Council’s term. Collingwood Council endorsed the establishment of a permanent post-secondary institution as a critical priority for our term. This funding of 4 million dollars along with the strength of partnerships with President Brian Tamblyn of Georgian College, Mr. John DiPoce of DiPoce Management, Minister of State for the Status of Women The Honourable Helena Guergis and the Town of Collingwood will mean a permanent site will be underway very soon” said Mayor Carrier.   “As Mayor of Collingwood I would like to thank our MP Helena Guergis and her staff for their assistance in obtaining this grant for Georgian College through the Community Adjustment Fund. Today and Tomorrow’s workforce will be able to receive the ongoing skills closer to home and closer to work thanks to the efforts of all involved. Thank you!”

This project will be funded through the Community Adjustment Fund, a two-year, $1-billion national program aimed at addressing the short-term economic needs of communities hit hardest by the global economic recession. The approved project must meet the terms and conditions set out in the contribution agreement. 

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