A college in the Lakeland will be included in provincial funds to help make post-secondary school more inclusive for those with disabilities. Portage College was announced as one of two new schools that will join the Inclusion Alberta program. The program sees education opportunities afforded to students with developmental disabilities.
Nancy Broadbent is the interim President and CEO of Portage College. She says allowing all community members a chance to learn and grow makes the program worthwhile.
“The funding provided by the Government of Alberta will allow Portage College to support the learners in receiving an exceptional learning experience at our St. Paul campus.”
Portage joins a growing list of 18 other institutions that offer the program. Students with disabilities will do the same practicum, exams and assignments as other students but will benefit from added instruction from peer -tutors and staff.