Doors open to Georgian ‘wellness’ school

A mere day after the province coughed up $19 million to kick start work on the Duckworth/400 interchange, another recipient of public funds unveiled the fruits of labour today with the grand opening of Georgian College’s School of Health and Wellness.
The school will offer training for students interested in a career in the health-care industry, with the college marketing it as “the place to start.” Programs slated for this fall include esthetician, pharmacy technician, as well as speech language and hearing clinic. Also available is training to become a nurse practitioner, a Georgian-led initiative.
The school was financed with $40 million from the feds and Queen’s Park, with the province kicking in $28 million. Other funds, totalling $13.5 million, came through municipal, corporate and individual donations to the college’s fundraising campaing, Power of Education.

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