Post-secondary schools receive healthy funding

 

Post-secondary students in B.C. will continue to have access to cutting edge health technology, thanks to a $5 million dollar grant from the Province.

According to the Ministry of Advanced Education, this investment will allow 22 post-secondary institutions to update their labs by replacing and renewing health equipment. As a result, students will receive all the necessary tools and training in order to provide safe and high quality health care.

With regards to schools in the Peace Region, Northern Lights College received $13,055. Funding was allocated based on the institution’s size and number of health education programs.

Minister of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto says she feels the “investment is about making sure students have the hands-on experience they need to be prepared for the challenges of their chosen profession.”

The funding is also beneficial, as it ensures that all B.C. students in health care professions have the equipment and training necessary for future success.

Minister of Health, Mike de Jong, says “providing high-quality health care for families is probably the single most important job of government, and that means we have to make sure we’re training our health care providers as best we can. By funding this equipment, health-care students will be able to get the practical knowledge they need to provide excellent patient care.”

Since 2001, the Province has provided more than $1 billion in health-related post-secondary funding to institutions across B.C.

 

 

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