Media releases | May 05, 2021

The provincial government introduced Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Job Initiatives on Thursday – a strategy for post-secondary education which includes a focus on students developing skills for jobs and work-integrated learning. However, not everyone sees Alberta 2030 in a positive light.

“We and our coalition partners believe that it’s really setting the stage for the privatization and increased corporate influence on our post-secondary education system from universities, to colleges and polytechnics,” said Brad Lafortune, executive director for Public Interest Alberta.

“Our perspective is that it’s not a bad thing for students to have on the job training or applied training as part of their education, however we do believe that the UCP government, and this minister and premier, have demonstrated that they just fundamentally misunderstand the value of post-secondary education in Alberta.” Read more