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North Bay college gets $1.43 million from FedNor

Funding to be applied to three separate projects
Canadore College
Canadore College is located in North Bay. (File photo)

​Canadore College has close to $1.5 million at its disposal to apply to education and training opportunities.

FedNor announced $1,436,500 for the North Bay school on Sept. 21. The funds will be applied to three separate projects.

Of the funding, $1 million will go to The Village, an educational, research and health-care centre that will blend instructional and practical learning. The funds will be used to purchase and install equipment and information communications technology infrastructure.

Another $405,000 will go toward a “responsive innovation project.” The three-year initiative will help engage businesses and organizations by connecting industry with academic staff, laboratory facilities, student researchers and technology assistants to undertake various research projects. Each project will have an emphasis on product design or development, process improvements, market-driven problem resolution, as well as prototype development and testing.

The final $31,500 has already been applied, but is just being announced now. Canadore hired a youth intern for one year to help deliver the school’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (I-CAMP) Talent Solution, a program that connects recent graduates with employers so they can gain hands-on advanced skills training, while working with state-of-the-art equipment to identify innovative business solutions to real-world issues.