The Government of Alberta has increased funding for apprenticeship spaces and a micro-credential program. AB has invested over $340K to create 80 apprenticeship program seats at Northwestern Polytechnic. The funds will be used to expand access to apprenticeship programming to students in the 2022-23 academic year, and equipment from Lakeland College will be relocated to support the expansion. “The collaboration with NWP represents a shared solution for our institutions and northern Alberta,” said Lakeland Dean of Trades Dave King. “We are delighted to be able to work with NWP to make the most of this equipment. It’s a shared win for our trades students, industries and Albertans.” AB has also invested $220K over three years to extend a Portage College micro-credential pilot program that provides professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers with the Community Adult Learning Program. AB (1)| AB (2)| NWP Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.