posted on Sept. 19: Minister announces new task force on post-secondary education


A new post-secondary education task force will look at ways to
ensure that students continue to have access to affordable, high-quality education in the 21st century, Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities announced today (Sept. 19.

We know our post-secondary system will experience significant growth over the next few years as more and more students turn to our colleges and universities to gain the skills and expertise they will need to
compete in today's rapidly changing economy, said Cunningham. To prepare for that increased demand, we have already increased post-secondary operating funding by $73 million to $2.4 billion; the
task force will provide advice and recommendations to ensure those dollars and future spending in this period of growth continue to be invested in a better education for all our students.

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