Red Deer Polytechnic and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have both received significant investments from the Government of Canada’s PrairiesCan initiative. RDP received $1.07M to increase its additive manufacturing capacity in the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing — Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC). With this funding, CIM-TAC will provide industry partners, students, and faculty with increased access to state-of-the-art equipment and applied learning and research opportunities. Sask Polytech’s new Energy Resources laboratory received a combined donation of $1.35M from PrairiesCan and SaskPower. In this new lab, students will experiment with and learn about sustainable energy technologies, smart grids, and energy-efficient home construction processes.