The grand opening of the Frontier Collegiate student dormitory and Northern Technical Center power mechanics shop expansion was held in Cranberry Portage yesterday. Premier Greg Selinger says these facilities will give students the skills and knowledge they need to get good jobs. He says this is something we can be very proud of as its going to be a major contributor to northern communities for the future. He says over 30 communities are going to send their young people there and they are going to educate another generation of northern people for hydro projects, for mining opportunities, for tourism opportunities, for a better quality of life in all of our communities and that’s what we want, a strong and prosperous north and that’s what we can get when we all work together.
The expanded campus includes a new 57 thousand square foot dormitory facility that can house up to 200 students, a 51 hundred square foot power mechanics shop with four bays which allow students to work with state of the art tools and machinery and a 6 hundred square foot classroom.