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The 2018–2019 budget: to facilitate accessibility

Montreal, March 27, 2018 — L’Association des collèges privés du Québec (ACPQ) welcome the 2018-2019 budget. This budget positions education as a priority which will have a positive impact of the sustainable development of Quebec society.

The Association salutes the continued investment in higher education that was implemented in 2017 and applauds the improvements announced for some of these investments, which are always in the interest of students. With the goal of increasing educational success, these additions include the pursuit of innovation, the training of the workforce and the implementation of the Digital Action Plan. In addition, $60 million has been allocated to the latter investment in higher education. The Quebec subsidized private colleges will actively contribute to the implementation of technological accessibility strategies.

 More specifically in regard to training the workforce, the $10 million investment in the college network is a testamentto the government’s willingness to facilitate access to continuing education while offering the necessary flexibility to respond quickly to the needs of the labour market.

 Consistent with the priorities given to education and higher education, the government has been open and has positioned itself as a current partner by integrating the modernization of funding for higher education institutions by investing $32 million in 2018–2019.

 In conclusion, the 2018–2019 budget will allow subsidized private colleges to continue their educational mission and their role as leaders in the economic development of Quebec.

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