University College of the North (UCN) is now open in Thompson, Manitoba.
Premier Greg Selinger flew out on Friday for a grand opening ceremony of the $82 million, 84,400-square-foot facility.
“By giving people access to high quality training and post secondary education this new state-of-the-art campus means more opportunities for our young people to build their life right here in the north,” Selinger said. “When people have the skills they need to get good jobs the whole region benefits.”
The campus includes 15 new distance-learning classrooms, three computer labs, a 12-bed nursing lab, a new library and a 60-seat lecture theatre.
Seventy-three child-care spaces are also part of the spacious northern Manitoba campus.
The new complex complements the UCN campuses in The Pas and across 12 regional centres.